Theology and Disability: Reexamining Scripture as It Applies to Stuttering

Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability (JCID) Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2016

22 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2016

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Daniel Koblitz

Regent University, School of Law, Students

Date Written: April 18, 2016

Abstract

Persons who stutter have struggled for centuries in ableist societies. As a result, they have experienced fear, anxiety, avoidance tendencies, and low self-esteem. This paper examines disability and stuttering in the context of the Old and New Testament, focusing on historical characters such as Jacob and Mephibosheth, and biblical principles such as those expressed by Jesus and the apostle Paul. In light of the disability theology suggested by scripture, the author suggests that we forge a more disability-friendly society, and also argues that people who stutter can find freedom and self-acceptance to live joyful and productive lives by being transformed by the love of God.

Keywords: ableism, Christianity, disability, stuttering, theology Daniel

Suggested Citation

Koblitz, Daniel, Theology and Disability: Reexamining Scripture as It Applies to Stuttering (April 18, 2016). Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability (JCID) Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2766362

Daniel Koblitz (Contact Author)

Regent University, School of Law, Students ( email )

Virginia Beach, VA 23464
United States

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