/wp-content/uploads/images/signet-institut.svg 0 0 Eberhard Werner /wp-content/uploads/images/signet-institut.svg Eberhard Werner2022-08-31 17:22:182022-12-12 19:56:35Disability Studies and Bible translation
Disability Studies and Bible translation
Over more than nineteen centuries, literal translation transporting the NT authors’ perspective on disability led to the exclusion, isolation or, since the 18 c., relegation to special homes, of people with impairment, out of the Church’s mandate of social welfare (Ger. Diakonat). Nowadays, politics force the Church, as a public player, to make possible the inclusion of persons with disabilities on all levels of society as leaders, pastors, and staff, and of course members and interested parties. In this way, hopefully, sympathy out of pity is replaced in the Church by empathy out of equality, thus performing an Inclusivist role in building diversity in the communion of saints.