Crucifixion, State Terror, and Sexual Abuse
A reading of crucifixion informed by Latin American liberation theology, which foregrounds the Roman use of crucifixion as an instrument of state terror, and identifies the elements of sexual humiliation and sexual abuse in the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth.
Publisher: Union Seminary Quarterly Review
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Keywords: crucifixion; state terror; sexual abuse; Jesus
Research Type: Journal Article
A version of this paper was first presented under the title 'Biblical Interpretation in Latin America' at the Society of Biblical Literature International Conference, Cracow, Poland, 20 July 1998.