'Deviant Bodies': Disability Studies and the New Testament (THE3179)

30 credits

This module will introduce you to the themes and methodologies of disability studies through close readings of specific New Testament texts. You will consider the contribution of these readings to the historical understanding of those perceived as ‘disabled’ to incorporate sensory, physical and mental impairments.  This will further inform your thinking in relation to the potential for freeing disabled communities from current attitudes to disability.  The module has no formal pre-requisites or co-requisites and is open to all students.