Biblical Blaspheming Paperback

Trials of the Sacred for a Secular Age

by Yvonne M. Sherwood;


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Biblical Blaspheming

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This book explores the strange persistence of 'blasphemy' in modern secular democracies by examining how accepted and prohibited ways of talking and thinking about the Bible and religion have changed over time. In a series of wide-ranging studies engaging disciplines such as politics, literature and visual theory, Yvonne Sherwood brings the Bible into dialogue with a host of interlocutors including John Locke, John Donne and the 9/11 hijackers, as well as artists such as Sarah Lucas and Rene Magritte. Questions addressed include: * What is the origin of the common belief that the Bible, as opposed to the Qur'an, underpins liberal democratic values? * What kind of artworks does the biblical God specialise in? * If pre-modern Jewish, Christian and Islamic responses to scripture can be more 'critical' than contemporary speech about religion, how does this affect our understanding of secularity, modernity and critique?

Biblical Blaspheming by Yvonne M. Sherwood was published by Cambridge University Press in August 2014. The ISBN for Biblical Blaspheming is 9781107436046.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (August 2014)
Weight540g
Number of Pages402
Thickness21 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781107436046
ISBN-101107436044
Product Code4282951
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