From the location of disablement, the author wonders whether the term “body” can itself be a term of totalization. Flesh is suggestively tried on as a locus that might bridge the feminist and disability agendas.
The article focuses on critical theories and constructive postcolonial, postmodern Christianities. Where some apply deconstructive theory so as to simply purport a renewed Jesus agnosticism, Betcher suggests that Christology should be regarded as resurrection competency.
Focuses on the consideration of technology as transcendence in the writings of feminist historian Donna Haraway and the influence of Christian millennialism in technoscience so as to challenge out the hidden ―transcendentalism‖ hiding within technobioscientific resolves.
This review essay critically engages several recent publications under the broad rubric of ‗religion and disability studies‘ that attempt to speak religious critique with and through the subject position of people with disabilities.
This essay proceeds by exploring the wisdom, even authority, of bodies that admit suffering, namely, the socially abjected bodies of the disabled. What seems to the cultural eye the physical obstinacy of disability suggests rather a religious, philosophical, and/or cultural rejection, namely, an undigested or inadmissable awareness that to live will involve us in physical and/or psychic suffering.
Focuses on the biocentric scope of Christian theology. Emphasis on the metaphoric registration of Spirit as bird, earth, wind and water; the absence of pneumatology in the Western Christian theology; and consideration of Spirit as the confessional confidante for disagreeing with the nature of nature.