Finding God in Our Bodies

TitleFinding God in Our Bodies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsCreamer, D
Journal TitleJournal of Religion in Disability & Rehabilitation

{ABSTRACT} Places of worship and religious theologies do not always include and often misrepresent the experiences of persons with disabilities. The author explores the bias toward “ability” present in traditional Christian theology. Creamer suggests that experiences of disability need not be understood as either curse or blessing, but radier can become a source for theological reflection. Traditional theological categories such as die person of God, the ministry of Jesus, eschatology, sin, and healing are challenged and enriched by the perspectives of people with disabilities. This hermeneutical discussion between theology and disability calls the church to act justly and invites each of us to reflect on our own embodied experiences of God and the world.



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