“Arthur’s Call” – Theologian Frances Young on Persons with Disabilities

Arthur+FrancesYoung_bookcoverThis lecture by British theologian, Dr. Frances Young is a captivating introduction to her new book, Arthur’s Call: A Journey of Faith in the Face of Severe Learning Disabilities, a story told with clarity and frank honesty about 45 years of caring for her son while wrestling with the deep theological questions raised by the very humanness and even grace of his deeply damaged mind and body. Young is Emerita Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham (UK), where she has also served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts as well as Pro-Vice Chancellor. An ordained Methodist Minister, she was in 1998 awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to theology, and has been an elected Fellow of the British Academy since 2004. Among her many publications she is best known for From Nicaea to Chalcedon: A Guide to the Literature and its Background (SCM Press, 1983), Brokenness and Blessing: Towards a Biblical Spirituality (Baker Academic, 2007), and God’s Presence: A Contemporary Recapitulation of Early Christianity (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

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