Hospitality, Contingency, and Disability

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by: Rebecca B. Hacker

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The appropriate treatment of individuals with disability has been a con- troversial topic within both secular and Christian schools of thought. This essay first identifies two common misperceptions: the conflation of sin and disability and the patronization of those with disabilities. It then presents a framework of Christian hospitality as a response to persons with disabili- ties. Part of Christian hospitality is recognizing what the guest, or stranger, offers the host. The essay argues that one thing that persons with disabilities offer is a heightened awareness of contingency, which increases empathy and intimacy.

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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by: Rebecca B. Hacker

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The appropriate treatment of individuals with disability has been a con- troversial topic within both secular and Christian schools of thought. This essay first identifies two common misperceptions: the conflation of sin and disability and the patronization of those with disabilities. It then presents a framework of Christian hospitality as a response to persons with disabili- ties. Part of Christian hospitality is recognizing what the guest, or stranger, offers the host. The essay argues that one thing that persons with disabilities offer is a heightened awareness of contingency, which increases empathy and intimacy.

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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