theology of disability; disability; Church; mercy; charity; teologia niepełnosprawności; niepełnosprawność; Kościół; miłosierdzie; dobroczynność
Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
P. Sawa (red. nauk.), "Miłosierdzie : próba spojrzenia interdyscyplinarnego". (S. 178-192). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
The following paper in quite general way takes an issue of Church’s attitude towards
people with disabilities. The polish context required to start with a short introducing of
theology of disability which is completely unknown in Polish.
In order to clearly present the problem, paper shows two attitudes towards people
with disabilities which in spite of their similarity in the external manifestations are
essentially different in intentions and thinking about disability. The article wants to
show the way which must be undertaken by the Christians to finally erase the boundary
between abled and disabled members of the Church. Full inclusion of people with
disabilities is necessary not only for them, but for all members of the Church to truly
achieve ecclesiastical communion and to benefit from the gift of every human person.