Tag: Intellectual Disability

Rethinking Patristic Categories? A Response to Petre Maican
Theology

Rethinking Patristic Categories? A Response to Petre Maican

If it were not well-intentioned, Petre Maican’s article “Image and Likeness and Profound Cognitive Disability: Rethinking Patristic Categories” (published on Public Orthodoxy, July 2, 2019), could be offensive. In the final analysis, it is simply misguided due to several failures: of coherency, doctrinal perspective, and a failure to grasp the full “spectrum of human existence”…

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Image and Likeness and Profound Cognitive Disability
Theology

Image and Likeness and Profound Cognitive Disability

The distinction between image and likeness is one of the recurring themes in the patristic writings and one of the main building blocks of modern Orthodox theology. But is this distinction useful for answering the anthropological question from the perspective of disability? Is it useful to speak about image and likeness in the cases of…

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Teaching the Mystery of Baptism to Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
Education and Academia

Teaching the Mystery of Baptism to Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

ελληνικά Religion and spirituality have been a part of almost every culture throughout history and have affected the lives of many individuals, and society in general. A multitude of studies deal with the influence of spirituality and religious beliefs on the personal development and well-being of people with physical disabilities and serious mental illnesses, since…

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