Subjectivity and embodied limits: Deborah Creamer’s Disability and Christian Theology

Michael Mawson

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his article explores the tensions between our subjectivity and our status as embodied and limited beings, specifically in relation to Deborah Creamer's Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities (2009). Moreover, this article aims to supplement and expand on Creamer's “model of limits” by arguing for a stronger attentiveness to the radically disruptive potential of our embodied limits. It also claims that such an attentiveness helps us to recognize two points at which Creamer overextends herself: (1) the claim that we are able to determine for ourselves what our individual limits are, and (2) the claim that we able to draw on our limits to creatively construct an image of God as similarly limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-417
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of religion, disability & health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2013


  • disability
  • subjectivity
  • embodiment
  • Deborah Creamer
  • Judith Butler


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