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The Resource Becoming friends of time : disability, timefullness, and gentle discipleship, John Swinton

Becoming friends of time : disability, timefullness, and gentle discipleship, John Swinton

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Becoming friends of time : disability, timefullness, and gentle discipleship
Title
Becoming friends of time
Title remainder
disability, timefullness, and gentle discipleship
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John Swinton
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Language
eng
Summary
Time is central to all that humans do. Time structures days, provides goals, shapes dreams--and limits lives. Time appears to be tangible, real, and progressive, but, in the end, time proves illusory. Though mercurial, time can be deadly for those with disabilities. To participate fully in human society has come to mean yielding to the criterion of the clock. The absence of thinking rapidly, living punctually, and biographical narration leaves persons with disabilities vulnerable. A worldview driven by the demands the clock makes on the lives of those with dementia or profound neurological and intellectual disabilities seems pointless. And yet, Jesus comes to the world to transform time. Jesus calls us to slow down, take time, and learn to recognize the strangeness of living within God's time. He calls us to be gentle, patient, kind; to walk slowly and timefully with those whom society desires to leave behind. In Becoming Friends of Time, John Swinton crafts a theology of time that draws us toward a perspective wherein time is a gift and a calling. Time is not a commodity nor is time to be mastered. Time is a gift of God to humans, but is also a gift given back to God by humans. Swinton wrestles with critical questions that emerge from theological reflection on time and disability: rethinking doctrine for those who can never grasp Jesus with their intellects; reimagining discipleship and vocation for those who have forgotten who Jesus is; reconsidering salvation for those who, due to neurological damage, can be one person at one time and then be someone else in an instant. In the end, Swinton invites the reader to spend time with the experiences of people with profound neurological disability, people who can change our perceptions of time, enable us to grasp the fruitful rhythms of God's time, and help us learn to live in ways that are unimaginable within the boundaries of the time of the clock. - from publisher
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VUT
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1957-
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Swinton, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in religion, theology, and disability
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  • Time
  • Disabilities
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Becoming friends of time : disability, timefullness, and gentle discipleship, John Swinton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-242) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Thinking about time: the tyranny of the clock -- Time and progress: disability and the wrong kind of time -- Time and Christ: a brief theology of time -- Becoming friends of time: love has a speed -- Time and discipleship: inclusion, discipleship, and profound intellectual disability -- Time and vocation: slow and gentle disciples -- Time and memory: dementia and the advancement of time -- Time and the heart: affective remembering -- The horror of time: acquired brain injury and personality change -- The time before and the time after: brain injury, human identity, and the hiddenness of our lives in Christ -- Time and ritual: funerals for friends
Control code
on1040266359
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9781481304092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040266359
Label
Becoming friends of time : disability, timefullness, and gentle discipleship, John Swinton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking about time: the tyranny of the clock -- Time and progress: disability and the wrong kind of time -- Time and Christ: a brief theology of time -- Becoming friends of time: love has a speed -- Time and discipleship: inclusion, discipleship, and profound intellectual disability -- Time and vocation: slow and gentle disciples -- Time and memory: dementia and the advancement of time -- Time and the heart: affective remembering -- The horror of time: acquired brain injury and personality change -- The time before and the time after: brain injury, human identity, and the hiddenness of our lives in Christ -- Time and ritual: funerals for friends
Control code
on1040266359
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9781481304092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040266359

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