Religion Eiesland Summary

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Eiesland describe the image of God as a disabled servant just like her, who faced challenges of being a person with disability in her life specially in her early years. Growing up she wondered what is the features of God. “Who is God for us and for the people with disability.”
According to her, people with disabilities are contented with the image of God as an image of a physically perfect being. But they are concern with the use of physical actions to perform religious rituals. They believed that rituals and other actions that symbolize faith should be tailored for both the able and the disabled. She recommended the use of political actions, must be applied to solve these concerns. By doing this, it will increase the authority and the role of disabled believers in church, and in faith. Using this political action will provide unity and harmony among both the able, and disabled followers that has common intent to serve God.
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That means that these people are not only minority of the church, but the minority of the whole world. They should not be isolated; both the government and the church should do something to make them feel comfortable practicing their faith, and making them part of the society. This is the meaning of resymbolization. On the first paragraph, Eiesland described God as disabled. What she meant by this is the Jesus Christ after the reincarnation. In Chapter called “The disabled God” she demystifies the reason why she thinks that God is disabled. Eiesland said when Jesus Christ had been resurrected he still has the wounds from the crucifixion. Knowing the true meaning of the Disabled God should change the way the Church way of thinking when it comes to symbols, metaphors, rituals and
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