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The ‘Great Whore’ of Babylon (Rev 17) as a Non-Survivor of Sexual Abuse

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König, Judith
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The article aims to re-read Rev 17:16 amid the catastrophic patterns of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Employing narratological methods as well as a close reading of the text, it is argued that Rev 17:16 can be coherently read as the violent sexual punishment of an anthropomorphic female character. Signals in the text point to God’s involvement in this punishment and to its overall positive ...


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