Horizons of hope: disability, eschatology, and the work of the Holy Spirit

Aaron Brian Davis*

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In this paper I propose a model of disability which synthesizes Amos Yong’s disability theology with Elizabeth Barnes’s “value-neutral model” of disability and then draws Sarah Coakley’s account of ante-mortem/post-mortem bodily fluidity in with both. To construct this model, I first outline Yong’s thought and then introduce Barnes’s work to it as a pivot point around which its eschatological imagery can turn. I then address Coakley’s work on bodily fluidity regarding gender and apply it to disability to reveal the model’s capacity to hold theological clarity and mystery in tension successfully.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Disability and Religion
VolumeLatest Articles
Early online date9 Jan 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Jan 2024


  • Difference
  • Disability
  • Eschatology
  • Identity
  • Value-neutral


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