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Beyond crucifixion : remaining christian after sexual abuse

Crisp, Beth R. 2009, Beyond crucifixion : remaining christian after sexual abuse, Theology and sexuality, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 65-76.

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Title Beyond crucifixion : remaining christian after sexual abuse
Author(s) Crisp, Beth R.ORCID iD for Crisp, Beth R. orcid.org/0000-0001-7863-4482
Journal name Theology and sexuality
Volume number 15
Issue number 1
Start page 65
End page 76
Total pages 12
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Beverley Hills, Calif.
Publication date 2009-09
ISSN 1355-8358
1745-5170
Keyword(s) ecclesiology
identity
sexual abuse
spirituality
survivors
Summary Christian survivors have frequently likened their experiences of sexual abuse to crucifixion. While it is understandable that many cannot reconcile their experiences within their faith tradition, the question of how it is possible to move forward within a Christian framework which accommodates the experience of sexual abuse has tended to be overlooked. In doing so, this paper considers why identifying with the crucified Christ may be an important step in the process of moving forward, and why the terminology ‘survivor’ may be preferable to ‘victim’. The challenge to move forward may require churches and church personnel to consider whether they need to do some things differently. Above all, this requires integrity for the individuals and communities involved rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.
Language eng
Field of Research 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950405 Religious Structures and Ritual
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2008, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019838

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