Spirituality and Intellectual Disability: International Perspectives on the Effect of Culture and Religion on Healing Body, Mind, and Soul

1st Edition

William C Gaventa, David Coulter

Routledge
Published May 7, 2002
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9780789016850 - CAT# HW14171

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Summary

Learn about inclusive religious practices from around the world!

With a multidisciplinary and anthropological perspective, Spirituality and Intellectual Disability: International Perspectives on the Effect of Culture and Religion on Healing Body, Mind, and Soul takes a fresh, innovative look into the world of religious and spiritual practices for the intellectually disabled. Containing vital insights from the first strand on spiritualit and disability at the quadrennial conference of the International Association for Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (Seattle, 2000), this book provides a framework for bridging the gap between science and faith. It explores the ways in which faith traditions, cultural backgrounds, and professional roles can help bring about a consensus about what spiritual health means within specific cultures and faiths and across disciplines.

This informative book examines and provides cutting-edge information on:
  • recognition of spirituality in health care
  • defining and assessing spirituality and spiritual supports
  • perspectives on intellectual disability from Judiasm, Islam, Roman Catholicism, and Native American spirituality
  • creative models of community ministry and religious education
  • liturgical celebrations with people who have severe mental disabilities

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