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Carolin Ahlvik-Harju

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The purpose of this article is to reclaim significance in the concept of human dignity by approaching it as a value commitment. The starting point for the theological constructive argument put forward is found in experience-based narratives of profound intellectual disabilities, described in light of the Christian narrative of creation. On a conceptual level it is suggested that dominating norms for recognition can be widened by implementing a “disability hermeneutic” of human being and God. On a practical level the potential implications of implementing a “disability hermeneutic” of love is discussed as a route towards reclaiming significance in the concept of human dignity.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)446–460
JournalTeologinen Aikakauskirja
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Disability
  • Theology
  • Ethics
  • Human dignity

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