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Disability, Providence, and Ethics: Bridging Gaps, Transforming Lives
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Disability, Providence, and Ethics: Bridging Gaps, Transforming Lives, by Hans S. Reinders (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2014). xv + 232 pages. Hardcover. ISBN: 978-1481300650.

Reviewed by Ben Rhodes, Ph.D.

Why do “bad” things happen to good people? In this carefully com- posed book, Hans Reinders aims to change the way Christians think about disability and divine causality. He wants to rephrase the agonized question of “Why?” which so often arises from the experience of disability (particularly when acquired traumatically) as a disruption in “normal” life. Reinders’ goal is to reframe our understanding of providence, so that Chris- tians forsake intellectual theodicy in favor of pastoral accompaniment.

From the Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability (JCID) Vol. 6, No. 1 and 2, Spring/Summber/Fall/Winter 2017

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Disability, Providence, and Ethics: Bridging Gaps, Transforming Lives, by Hans S. Reinders (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2014). xv + 232 pages. Hardcover. ISBN: 978-1481300650.

Reviewed by Ben Rhodes, Ph.D.

Why do “bad” things happen to good people? In this carefully com- posed book, Hans Reinders aims to change the way Christians think about disability and divine causality. He wants to rephrase the agonized question of “Why?” which so often arises from the experience of disability (particularly when acquired traumatically) as a disruption in “normal” life. Reinders’ goal is to reframe our understanding of providence, so that Chris- tians forsake intellectual theodicy in favor of pastoral accompaniment.

From the Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability (JCID) Vol. 6, No. 1 and 2, Spring/Summber/Fall/Winter 2017

Journal Subscriptions also Available