Theology of Disability

January 19, 2023 - February 9, 2023
This class will meet on Thursdays, January 19, 26, February 2, and 9, 2023 from 7:00- 8:30 pm eastern.

What does the experience of disability tell us about what it means to be created in the image of God? What does scripture say (and not say) about disability? How does faith inform the church’s care for humans with disabilities?

This course will delve into these questions and more through discussions of scripture, theology, and disability theory. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the theological questions the experience of disability raises, the hermeneutical models disability brings to the reading of scripture, and the church’s vocation to be with and for humans with disabilities. One session will be led by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Audrey Scanlan, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania.

This class will meet on Thursdays, January 19, 26, February 2, and 9 from 7:00- 8:30 pm eastern. All class meetings will occur on zoom. The course will also have an online class site through the SSFM Populi platform (login information and instructions sent separately).

Meet the instructor, the Rev. Luke Zerra, Ph.D

The Rev. Dr. Luke Zerra holds a Ph.D. in Christian ethics from Princeton Theological Seminary. He serves as Associate Dean of the Stevenson School for Ministry. His work on disability theology and ethics has been published in Studies in Christian Ethics and The Scottish Journal of Theology.