Abstract

In this essay, Luévano initiates a theological reflection on the cases of the approximately 250 missing and 500 murdered women of Juárez-Chihuahua, Mexico. The women are victims of femicide, the murder of women by men. Luévano's main purpose is to engage femicide as a theological challenge. After presenting a brief description of the social, political, and economic conditions that have fostered violence against women in Northern Mexico, the author focuses on exploring how the mutilated and dismembered bodies of these women call for an appropriate theological analysis. Finally, the essay concludes with a reflection on the power and the necessity of developing theological and ethical responses to the reality of femicide.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-3913
Print ISSN
8755-4178
Pages
pp. 67-76
Launched on MUSE
2008-10-25
Open Access
No
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