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Crucifixion and Sexual Violence
Would the Romans have really respected the human dignity and religious conventions of Jesus while crucifying him - and therefore draped his genitals as we see in so much religious art? What effect would crucifying victims in the nude have on their psyches and those of their death witnesses? What effect has the Church's cover-up of the cross and our crucifixes had on our theologies? How might reconsidering a nude crucifixion and its implications help us wrestle with sex and sexual violence today? I wrestle with some of these themes for Good Friday.