disability and theology #2

A gift to start us off!

You can download a list of the references I worked through here.

All research is about setting boundaries. I went looking for theological books or articles that explicitly dealt with disability; it got a little broader — but not much. My top 3 recommended resources from the list are:

  • Creamer D (2009) Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Hauerwas S and Vanier J (2008) Living Gently in a Violent World, Intervarsity Press, Downers Grove Illinois.
  • Reynolds T (2008) Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality, Brazos Press, Grand Rapids Michigan.

I’ll share more about what I found later this week.


  1. Have you read any of Marva Dawn’s books? I find her writing very helpful on other topics and was (embarrassingly) shocked to find that she has significant physical disabilities. I’m sure she has written something on the topic directly but I can’t remember what.

    1. Hi Heather — thanks for the tip! I’m afraid to say I haven’t heard of Marva Dawn — can you recommend any particular titles?

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