AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractThe body, whether understood positively or negatively, has always been a part of Christian thinking and practice. However, the body has often been viewed as a ‘prison’ from which humans should seek to escape. In this paper, I suggest that, despite dominant theological discourses that have sought to negate the human body – and especially bodies that do not conform to certain norms – we find in the Christian tradition extra-ordinary theologies and spiritualities of survival and resistance expressed through the body. Deaf perspectives on God provide one example of this. By giving attention to the ways in which Deaf people imagine God as embodied, I argue that we can imagine ourselves as just like God – concretely in God’s image in our embodied condition, and that in this discovery, we can learn to affirm our embodied states in all their diversity.
CitationWayne Morris. (2019). The embodied Deaf God: a God just like us, Practical Theology, 12(3), 345-353. DOI: 10.1080/1756073X.2019.1606520
PublisherTaylor & Francis
DescriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Practical Theology on 22nd may 2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/1756073X.2019.1606520
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