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dc.contributor.authorLeidenhag, Joanna
dc.date.accessioned2022-12-17T00:40:45Z
dc.date.available2022-12-17T00:40:45Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-01
dc.identifier263192650
dc.identifier80a583a2-b0e1-4878-95ab-f1867cd35104
dc.identifier000599342200001
dc.identifier85097623388
dc.identifier.citationLeidenhag , J 2021 , ' The challenge of autism for relational approaches to theological anthropology ' , International Journal of Systematic Theology , vol. 23 , no. 1 , pp. 109-134 . https://doi.org/10.1111/ijst.12453en
dc.identifier.issn1463-1652
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1164-7032/work/85855639
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/26619
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, I argue that autism places an important restraint upon the use of relationality in theological anthropology. This argument proceeds by outlining how the appropriation of dialectic personalism, which initiated ‘the relational turn’ in twentieth century theological anthropology, has struggled to escape the capacity or property-based focus on individual subjects. As such, this relational account remains discriminatory against those who do not or cannot enact a particular kind of relationality, as some models of autism suggest. Moreover, attention to interpersonal relationships as a key human capacity within twentieth century theological anthropology closely parallels and may even have informed the development of autism within psychology as, in part, a social impairment. The devastating collision of these two intellectual trajectories is made apparent in explicit references by contemporary theologians to autism as a condition that prevents some humans from bearing the image of God, developing fully into persons, or receiving God’s grace by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
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dc.format.extent480982
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Systematic Theologyen
dc.subjectBV Practical Theologyen
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subjectMCCen
dc.subject.lccBVen
dc.titleThe challenge of autism for relational approaches to theological anthropologyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Divinityen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/ijst.12453
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.date.embargoedUntil2022-12-17


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