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Blasphemy: Verbal Offense Against the Sacred, From Moses to Salman Rushdie / Edition 1
     

Blasphemy: Verbal Offense Against the Sacred, From Moses to Salman Rushdie / Edition 1

by Leonard W. Levy
 

ISBN-10: 0807845159

ISBN-13: 9780807845158

Pub. Date: 02/01/1995

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Leonard Levy traces the varied meanings of blasphemy throughout Western law. He argues that while past sanctions against the crime have inhibited all manner of cultural, political, scientific, and literary expression, we also pay a price for our extraordinary expansion of the scope of permissible speech. We have become, he charges, not only a free society but one

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Leonard Levy traces the varied meanings of blasphemy throughout Western law. He argues that while past sanctions against the crime have inhibited all manner of cultural, political, scientific, and literary expression, we also pay a price for our extraordinary expansion of the scope of permissible speech. We have become, he charges, not only a free society but one that is 'numb' to outrage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807845158
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/01/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
700
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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