Profane: Sacrilegious Expression in a Multicultural Age (BOK)

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Humans have been uttering profane words, and incurring the consequences, for millennia. But recent events--from the violence that followed Danish newspaper cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed, in 2006, to the furor over The Innocence of Muslims, in 2012--indicate that blasphemy has reemerged in explosive transnational form. In an age when electronic media transmit offense as rapidly as profane images and texts are produced, blasphemy is bracingly relevant again in our multicultural world. In this volume, a distinguished cast of international scholars examines the profound difficulties blasphemy raises for modern societies. Contributors examine how the sacred is formed and maintained, how sacrilegious expression is conceived and regulated, and how the resulting conflicts resist easy adjudication. Their studies range across art, history, politics, law, literature, and theology. Because of the global nature of the problem, the volume's approach is comparative, examining blasphemy across cultural and geopolitical boundaries.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520277229 Antall sider 368
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,8cm Vekt 485 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Chris Beneke, Christopher S. Grenda, David Nash
Emner og form Ethics & moral philosophy, Political science & theory, Blasphemy, heresy, apostasy