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Synonyms for crucifixion

the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world

the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering


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If this great Teacher of theirs could have seen Himself after the Crucifixion, how could He have consented to mount the Cross and to die as He did?
Three days later, several newspapers ran the same story but alleged it involved three Canadian soldiers and that the crucifixions had actually occurred during the battle of Ypres.
Yet Dillenberger studies in detail those pictures he created using religious material, stressing the religious world that he would have experienced as a boy, some very early works with religious themes (a striking First Communion among them), the profound experiences of losing a sister and, later, a close friend which found quasi-religious expression in his work, a number of crucifixions (mainly drawings, but including the remarkable 1930 Crucifixion), the Man with a Lamb bronze of 1944 (clearly a 'good shepherd'), his paintings for the chapel at Vallauris, the pervasive presence of religious themes in Guernica, and finally, fascinatingly, a chapter on Picasso's use of pagan religious elements in bull-fighting that in a number of 1959 drawings are assimilated to crucifixion imagery.
Local government units have provided 200 policemen and K-9 dogs to secure all three crucifixion sites in Cutud, said Lazatin, adding that crucifixions were scheduled sequentially -- at 9am on Friday in San Juan, 10 am in Sta Lucia and 1pm in San Pedro.
Aside from the crucifixions, dozens of barefoot and shirtless devotees walked on gravel streets and whipped themselves with thin bamboo strips on a rope while others carved their backs with shards of glass.
The problem is that descriptions of crucifixions are remarkably absent in the antique literature," Gunnar Samuelsson, of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, who recently finished his doctoral thesis on the topic, said.
The iron nail is of the type used in thousands of crucifixions - but it is special.
Cross purpose: Philippine experts offer advice on carrying out "safe" crucifixions for Easter fanatics
Fraser-Robinson, as the game organizer, is the one who imposes the punishment, and he has since ordered additional virtual crucifixions for other wrongdoers.
There was a reason that crucifixions were public, not private, affairs and done on the roadside.
He has illuminating comments on the connections between Durer and Melanchthon, and the Cranachs and Luther, on the Cranach works on the Law and Gospel, on Grunewald's approaches to old and new ideas, seen especially in a number of varied Crucifixions, and the full Isenheim Altarpiece.
Aside from the crucifixions, many penitents observe Lent by making shallow cuts on their backs with pieces of glass and walking barefoot through dusty village streets.
Moscow--Two hundred thousand clergy were systematically slain under Soviet rule in a horrific cycle of crucifixions, scalpings and "bestial tortures," the Russian Presidential Commission said November 27.
Aitchison limited the subjects of his paintings to portraits, still lifes and crucifixions, and within each subject he abbreviated it to the point that the subject became only a symbol in some paintings the Crucifixion is shown as a single line without arms.