DISABILITY AND HUMAN DIGNITY ON THE IMAGO DEI AS PROOF OF HUMAN WORTH

  • Ligia Mariana Măcelaru, PhD (c) “Aurel Vlaicu” University, Arad
Keywords: Disability, Human dignity, Imago Dei, Creation theology, Human worth

Abstract

The issue addressed in this paper pertains to one of the most vulnerable human
categories – children with disabilities, and by implication, people with
disabilities. Many a time the behaviour “normal” people have toward the disabled
in the community is faulty and degrading. Most often this is so because of
the erroneous perceptions many of us have in regard with the worth such persons
have. This paper advances the premise that disability is neither a degrading
experience nor should it affect how one’s dignity is being perceived. Disability
is an unavoidable aspect of the human condition, a common experience
we all share. Moreover, the biblical claim that we are created in God’s image,
does not preclude disability, but rather it elevates the status of the disabled.

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Published
2022-06-17
How to Cite
Măcelaru, PhD (c), L. M. (2022). DISABILITY AND HUMAN DIGNITY ON THE IMAGO DEI AS PROOF OF HUMAN WORTH. Journal for Freedom of Conscience (Jurnalul Libertății De Conștiință), 9(3), 584-595. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6574266