Book Review: Tamminga, Koos. Receiving the Gifts of Every Member: A Practical Ecclesiological Case Study on Inclusion and the Church

Armand Leon Van Ommen* (Corresponding Author)

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A Practical Ecclesiological Case Study on Inclusion and the Church. Koos Tamminga. (Kampen: Summum Academic Publication, 2020). xix + 300 pp. HB, €39,99, ISBN 9789492701114 (Kampen: Summum Academic Publication, 2020).

Inclusion has become a buzzword in the Netherlands, and arguably well beyond the borders of the Low Countries. It seems to be a lofty ideal: everybody should participate in society. The flip side, however, is that the government spends relatively less money on care for the most vulnerable in society. The burden of care is placed on individuals and possibly charities, and less on institutions that depend on the government. Moreover, as Tamminga argues, with reference to John Swinton’s and Brian Brock’s work, inclusion is not the same as belonging.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Disability & Religion
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 May 2021

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