Disability Ethics Online Course


8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Monday, July 07, 2014 — Friday, August 15, 2014

Xavier University

or call 513-745-2894  


Disability, Ethics & Theology: Reimagining and Renewing Theology through the Human Experience of Disability

Summer Graduate Course Offering

This course examines theology and religious ethics through the lens of the human experience of disability. Students and professor ask the question together: What ethical or theological resources can inform our understanding and compassionate response to persons with disabilities? The course also addresses the role of society in constructing attitudes about disability and suggests ethical responses.

The field of Theology and Disability is a cutting edge area in theological studies. Informed by disability studies in the humanities and social sciences, the exciting field of Theology and Disability reconsiders practices and doctrines in religion. The course draws from the latest publications such as The Disability Studies Reader, This Abled Body: Rethinking Disabilities in Biblical Studies, Theology and Down Syndrome, and Disability in the Christian Tradition: A Reader.

This course will enhance theological knowledge and skills for a variety of professionals: health care practitioners and administrators, chaplains, ministers and priests, lay leaders, as well as business professionals.

Taught online from July 7 through August 15, 2014

Taught by Dr. Sarah J. Melcher

Chair, Department of Theology

For more information or to register, please email issj@xavier.edu

Or call 513-745-2894


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