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When Did We See You Naked?: Holy Week Reflections on the Crucifixion and Sexual Violence

  • Course Dates: Wed 31 March, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm












Why should Jesus be recognised as a victim of sexual abuse? And how has the sexual abuse in the mistreatment of Jesus remained hidden in plain sight for so long?

Jesus’s words in Matthew 25 about clothing the naked are often seen as metaphorical, but, according to the Gospel texts, Jesus was publicly stripped naked at least three times during his crucifixion ordeal. As a torture practice, the naked public exposure of Jesus at the hands of the Roman soldiers and on the cross was an act of sexual violence used to intimidate, terrorise, and shame victims and communities.

In this period of Holy Week, UK and Ireland-based contributors to the forthcoming book, When Did We See You Naked?: Jesus as a Victim of Sexual Abuse, invite you to join them for a conversation and reflection event on these questions and to consider the implications it has for victims and survivors of sexual abuse, and for their communities and the Church.

Register for the webinar on Zoom 

This reflection event is supported by Sarum College (Salisbury, UK) and The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education (Birmingham, UK)

Follow this link to order the forthcoming book When Did We See You Naked?: Jesus as a Victim of Sexual Abuse (SCM Press)

Course Details

Wed 31 March
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Contributors for the event will include Dr Jayme R. Reaves, Professor Nicola Slee, Dr Karen O'Donnell, Rev Dr Carlton Turner, Pádraig Ó Tuama, and Dr Rachel Starr.