‘The Scandal of the Cross: Sexualised Violence, Torture and Public Theology’–Prof David Tombs, 13 November

WEDNESDAY, 13 NOVEMBER 2013 | 18:00 – 19:30

‘The Scandal of the Cross: Sexualised Violence, Torture and Public Theology’

Professor David Tombs (Trinity College Dublin)

Venue: Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

What insights do contemporary reports of torture and sexualised violence o­ffer for an understanding of crucifixion? This lecture examines sexualised violence and tortures in contemporary confl­icts and in the Roman World. It explains why the cross was so offensive in the first century and suggests that the real shame of the cross has been unspeakable for two millennia. It then asks how this might be appropriately addressed in a public theology which affirms human dignity.

Lecture Series 2013–14 in cooperation with the School of Religions, Theology & Ecumenics

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