Ladd CH 2 page 94 Christopher Palaia (3:43)
Tags: Augustine, Bede, Christianity, Deaf schools, deafness, deficit model, demonic, educators, Ephphatha, exorcism, Jesus, New Testament, Paul, Romans, St. John of Beverly
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By Lark Johnson, March 7, 2012 @ 11:47 pm
interesting.. thanks for sharing
By PaulKSimmons, August 16, 2012 @ 9:05 pm
Yes, and did you know that the word “ephphatha” is fingerspelled on Gallaudet University seal. Ephphatha is latin for “Be Opened.” There are various spellings of this word at schools and/or places for Deaf people throughout the developing (and some developed) countries of the world today.
By ASLElla, October 10, 2012 @ 9:09 pm
Hi PaulKSimmons, yes Im aware of Gallaudet’s seal having Ephphatha on it. I thought it was cool since Im aware the word doesn’t mean “Hear!” but “Be Opened!” like you said, like in Open Your Eyes! or Open Your Mind!
However, I understand that some people interpret this to mean Gallaudet participates in the mentality of curing deafness because it’s a sin or wrong, etc.
Would be an interesting dialogue on this…and would be good to see that happen.
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