Greensboro College Professor Publishes Article on Faith and Sport

(Last Updated On: June 15, 2017)

b76bb69f-42b6-46db-94ee-62d7c5df043eGREENSBORO, N.C. — Benjamin Wall, an assistant professor of religion at Greensboro College, has published a peer-reviewed article on faith, sport and disability.

The article, “The Culture of Sport, Bodies of Desire, and the Body of Christ,” critiques how sport shapes our idea of what it means to be human in ways that suggest that being human means being physically able.

That representation, Wall writes, is at odds with proper understanding of the Body of Christ – the church – which includes all, even those with disabilities.

The article appears in Volume 21, Issue 2 of the Journal of Disability and Religion.

Wall holds a B.A. from Southeastern College at Wake Forest, M.A. and Th.M. degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen. He joined the Greensboro College faculty in 2015.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features an 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.