Devan Stahl is an Assistant Professor of Bioethics in the Department of Religion at Baylor University. Her research interests include disability ethics, medicine and the visual arts, and theological bioethics. Dr. Stahl’s last book, Imaging and Imagining Illness: Becoming Whole in a Broken Body is an edited volume examining the power of medical images on the experience of chronic illness and disability.
The very characteristics that disabled people value about their embodiment are targeted as bodily states that will be ‘fixed’ in the resurrection. If the Kingdom of God is a place that eradicates disability, however, it may also eradicate our hard-won disability pride.