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.
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- Human dignity