Blasphemy in the Christian World: A History

Blasphemy in the Christian World: A History by David Nash

By: David Nash

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Tracing the subject from the Middle Ages to the present, David Nash outlines the history of blasphemy as a concept - from a species of heresy to modern understandings of it as a crime against the sacred and individual religious identity. Investigating its appearance in speech, literature, popular publishing and the cinema, he disinters the likely motives and agendas of blasphemers themselves, as well as offering a glimpse of blasphemy's victims. In particular, heseeks to understand why this seemingly medieval offence has reappeared to become a distinctly modern presence in the West.
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9780191614354
Publication Date:
12 / 07 / 2007

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