Towards a Transformational Theology of Deaf Sportspersons

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by: Anthony Maranise

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This paper examines deafness not as a disability, as it is often miscon- strued, but rather as a trait around which a unique culture has developed and flourished. Within any culture, common elements which solidify the bonds uniting its members include a common language, set of values, and even particular interests. The popular cultural phenomenon of sports has not escaped the interest of members of the d/Deaf community and instead serves as both an element of entertainment as well as a valuable vehicle for socialization and the transmission of values.

From the Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability (JCID) Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2016

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by: Anthony Maranise

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This paper examines deafness not as a disability, as it is often miscon- strued, but rather as a trait around which a unique culture has developed and flourished. Within any culture, common elements which solidify the bonds uniting its members include a common language, set of values, and even particular interests. The popular cultural phenomenon of sports has not escaped the interest of members of the d/Deaf community and instead serves as both an element of entertainment as well as a valuable vehicle for socialization and the transmission of values.

From the Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability (JCID) Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2016

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