Armies of Misfits: Mobility Disabilities and Activism in the Biblical Studies Classroom

Journal For Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, Jennifer L Koosed, Darla Schumm
This article argues for the disabled body as a site of resistance and for the biblical studies classroom as one venue to mobile towards world-changing activism. After reviewing a range of models from disability studies (the medical, social/minority, religious and political/relational models) this article advocates for what the authors call "misfitting". Using select biblical stories that feature characters with mobility disabilities and that also demonstrate discriminatory attitudes toward
more » ... titudes toward these characters, namely 2 Samuel 5:6-8 and Mark 2:1-12, misfitting is illustrated.
doi:10.17613/rbtb-g361 fatcat:p6635kiojjaobmzixdx4n5v6iq