The Resource Profane : sacrilegious expression in a multicultural age, edited by Christopher S. Grenda, Chris Beneke, and David Nash ; foreword by Martin E. Marty

Profane : sacrilegious expression in a multicultural age, edited by Christopher S. Grenda, Chris Beneke, and David Nash ; foreword by Martin E. Marty

Label
Profane : sacrilegious expression in a multicultural age
Title
Profane
Title remainder
sacrilegious expression in a multicultural age
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christopher S. Grenda, Chris Beneke, and David Nash ; foreword by Martin E. Marty
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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, international scholars examine 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."--
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.B54
LC item number
P76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Grenda, Christopher S
  • Beneke, Chris
  • Nash, David
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  • Blasphemy
  • Swearing
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Blasphemy
  • Swearing
Label
Profane : sacrilegious expression in a multicultural age, edited by Christopher S. Grenda, Chris Beneke, and David Nash ; foreword by Martin E. Marty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: On the Modern Confluence of Blasphemy, Free Expression, and Hate Speech; PART ONE. CREATING SPACE FOR SACRILEGIOUS EXPRESSION; 1. Thick-Skinned Tolerance: Satire, the Sacred, and the Rise of the Modern; 2. The Productive Obscene: Philip Roth and the Profanity Loop; 3. Defaced: The Art of Blaspheming Texts and Images in the West; PART TWO. SACRILEGE AND DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT; 4. Blasphemy and Free Thought in Jacksonian America: The Case of Abner Kneeland; 5. Secular Blasphemies: Symbolic Offense in Modern Democracy; PART THREE. CIVILITY, THE SACRED, AND HUMAN RIGHTS; 6. Muslim Political Theology: Defamation, Apostasy, and Anathema; 7. Protesting Sacrilege: Blasphemy and Violence in Muslim-Majority States; 8. The Indonesian Blasphemy Act: A Legal and Social Analysis; 9. Profound Offense and Religion in Secular Democracies: An Australian Perspective; 10. Blasphemy versus Incitement: An International Law Perspective; Afterword: Blasphemy beyond Modernism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 350 pages
Isbn
9780520277229
Lccn
##2014000733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024021354
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861955177
  • (OCoLC)ocn861955177
Label
Profane : sacrilegious expression in a multicultural age, edited by Christopher S. Grenda, Chris Beneke, and David Nash ; foreword by Martin E. Marty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: On the Modern Confluence of Blasphemy, Free Expression, and Hate Speech; PART ONE. CREATING SPACE FOR SACRILEGIOUS EXPRESSION; 1. Thick-Skinned Tolerance: Satire, the Sacred, and the Rise of the Modern; 2. The Productive Obscene: Philip Roth and the Profanity Loop; 3. Defaced: The Art of Blaspheming Texts and Images in the West; PART TWO. SACRILEGE AND DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT; 4. Blasphemy and Free Thought in Jacksonian America: The Case of Abner Kneeland; 5. Secular Blasphemies: Symbolic Offense in Modern Democracy; PART THREE. CIVILITY, THE SACRED, AND HUMAN RIGHTS; 6. Muslim Political Theology: Defamation, Apostasy, and Anathema; 7. Protesting Sacrilege: Blasphemy and Violence in Muslim-Majority States; 8. The Indonesian Blasphemy Act: A Legal and Social Analysis; 9. Profound Offense and Religion in Secular Democracies: An Australian Perspective; 10. Blasphemy versus Incitement: An International Law Perspective; Afterword: Blasphemy beyond Modernism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 350 pages
Isbn
9780520277229
Lccn
##2014000733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024021354
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861955177
  • (OCoLC)ocn861955177

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