Pneuma 30 (2008) 137-145 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157007408X287812 www.brill.nl/pneu Review Essay Power and Powerlessness in Pentecostal Th eology 1 A Review Essay on Amos Yong’s Th eolog y and Down Syndrome: Reimagining Disability in Late Modernity Jeﬀ Hittenberger a and Martin William Mittelstadt b a) Evangel University, Springﬁeld, Missouri 65802, USA HittenbergerJ@evangel.edu b) Evangel University, Springﬁeld, Missouri 65802, USA MittelstadtM@evangel.edu Introduction Hittenberger: When our son Ben was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, we asked God, “What does this mean?” My wife Christine sensed that God was providing this response to our prayer: “In Ben, you will get to see the meaning of the Kingdom of God every day.” This has, in fact, been our experience, as this example will illustrate. On Ben’s ﬁrst day at a new middle school, we stood together and watched his new classmates exit a special education bus. We heard a girl screaming in anguish. An aide and the driver tried to coax her oﬀ the bus. She refused to budge. One of the aides ﬁnally carried her oﬀ and set her down on the sidewalk, while she continued to scream. She seemed terriﬁed and angry. Ben watched her, but didn’t
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Published: Jan 1, 2008
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