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By Wayne Morris

This e-book is a research of a Christian theology with out phrases, focussing on theology within the Deaf neighborhood. Deaf people's first and most popular approach to communique isn't really English or the other spoken language, yet British signal Language - a language that can't be written down. Deaf humans of religion attend church usually, profess religion in God and feature built distinctive techniques to doing theology. whereas such a lot Western theology is word-centred and is both expressed via or depending on written texts, theology within the Deaf group is essentially non-written. This booklet offers and examines a few of that theology from the Deaf neighborhood and argues that written texts will not be useful for artistic theological debate, a deep spirituality or for concepts approximately God to increase.

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