The Practical Theology of Jean Vanier: Faith in a Vulnerable Community

The theology of Jean Vanier continues to be formed within intentional communities of adults with intellectual disabilities and those who share community with them. The particular daily practices of these communities reveal theological convictions about the vulnerability of humanity and the vulnerability of God, about the location of faith itself, and about the significance of individual and communal bodies for revealing our capacity for transformative relationships.

David O. Jenkins is associate professor in the practice of practical theology, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.