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Announcing the CJSCF Special Issue: “Wellness and the Christian Faith”

Posted on: Nov 19, 2019

The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith Executive Committee is pleased to share the Fall 2019 Special Issue – Wellness and the Christian Faith. Thank you to Dr. Brent Bradford (Education) for taking the lead on this Special Issue as Guest Editor.

Special Issue: The intention with this Special Issue is to provide opportunities for readers to reflect on the relationship between their own wellness practices (e.g., physical activity, physical recovery) and their faith. Beginning with a Special Column, invited guest author Louise McEwan, a former elementary school teacher, catechist, and freelance religion columnist, explains how physical activity can be viewed as an aide to our spiritual journey. Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, a professor and certified mental performance consultant, introduces a religiosity-adapted version of the integrated model of psychological response to the sport injury and rehabilitation process as a conceptual framework for research concerning religiosity within sport injury prevention and care. Dr. Colin Pennington, a scholar interested in teacher socialization and physical education teacher training, shares how physical educators are afforded opportunities to meet goals beyond physical- and health-related objectives, including positive moral socialization. Lacie Webb, a physical therapist passionate in medical mission trips, and Dr. Pennington offer their insights into research exploring the intersectionality between faith, spirituality, and physical recovery. Dr. Marc Apkarian, an Associate Professor involved in both youth and adult ministry opportunities at church, discusses attributes and characteristics of physical fitness and how each aligns to a figurative counterpart in the Christian faith.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Bill Anderson (Arts)

Guest Editor: Dr. Brent Bradford (Education)

Guest Associate Editor: Dr. Mark Loo (Management)


Enjoy reading the CJSCF Special Issue at: http://cjscf.org/journal/wellness-and-the-christian-faith/


/Dr. Bill Anderson

Professor of Religious Studies; Faculty of Arts

Director of the Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith