"Let books be your dining table, / And you shall be full of delights. / Let them be your
And you shall sleep restful nights" (St. Ephraim the Syrian).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Discovering the Trinity in Disability

My friends, the lovely newlyweds Tom and Annette Hrywna, came to town recently (much as Her Majesty occasionally leaves London on a tour from the imperial capital to the lesser provinces) spreading connubial bliss and bringing with them a large box of new books that had been accumulating at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies in Ottawa. Among the choice selections that came to me, having previously escaped my attention, was Myroslaw Tataryn and Maria Truchan-Tataryn, Discovering Trinity in Disability: A Theology for Embracing Difference (Novalis/Orbis, 2013), 144pp.

For those who don't know, Fr. Myroslaw is a Ukrainian Greco-Catholic priest and scholar. He is the author of important scholarly studies such as Augustine and Russian Orthodoxy as well as editor of such collections as Windows to the East.

This current book is co-authored with his wife, a fellow academic and mother. I hope to interview them both in the coming weeks.

About this book the publisher tells us:
From the gospels it would appear that the disabled have a special claim on Jesus love and attention. And yet this does not appear to be the case in the church. Drawing on scripture, theology, and the personal experience of their daughter s severe disability, the authors explore the theological meaning of disability and the special insights it afford into the mystery of God's Trinitarian being (God as an inclusive community).

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