May 7-9, Stavanger International Conference on Disability, Illness and Religion, Norway

May 7, 2014 8:00 amtoMay 9, 2014 1:00 pm

The Stavanger International Conference on Disability, Illness and Religion will be held 7-9 May 2014 at the School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger, Norway. The conference aims to promote discussions within the fields of theology and religious studies that focus on illness and disability.

Disability studies, Dignity studies and other interdisciplinary approaches are fairly new approaches in these fields. These perspectives have, however, become important avenues for new insights. Within the field of Biblical Studies, several edited volumes and monographsengage with Disability Studies and apply this approach on the biblical texts. Within systematic theology constructive attempts have been made at creating a disability theology. Within religious studies, engagements with issues such as the intersection of religion, disability, literature and art, and the intersection of environmental crisis and disability have also taken place. Further investigations are nevertheless called for and should be encouraged.
More details on the programme of the conference is available at the website.

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