The Body, Desire and Disability
Screen Shot Christian Zionism
Paul Kivel
Dis / ableism, Discrimination, Islamophobia, Racism
Book chapter

Kivel, P. (2013c). The Body, Desire and Disability. In Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony. New Society Publishers.

Paul Kivel outlines the relationship between the body and Christianity. Kivel notes how Christianity depicts certain bodies as good and some bodies as bad. The standard body is that of white, Christian, able- bodied man. All other bodies were considered impure, immoral, and disconnected with God. As a result, they are excluded from society. Kivel concludes by noting how western science, incarnational theology and historical events have contributed to the construction of the Other body.

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The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.

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