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A liberation theology of disability provides a spiritual discourse that unites a critical analysis of the economic dimensions of disability oppression with an appreciation for the lived experience of disabled persons. This paper builds from prior liberation theology scholarship and the Catholic theological concept called the preferential option for the poor to articulate a liberation theology of disability marked by critical social analysis, humility, hope, and love.


This article was originally published in Disability Studies Quarterly, volume 25, issue 3, in 2005. DOI:10.18061/dsq.v25i3

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