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Dacey, Austin, 1972-
The future of blasphemy : speaking of the sacred in an age of human rights / Austin Dacey
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BL65.B54 D33 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Freedom of speech -- Religious aspects
Blasphemy
Physical Description ix, 196 pages ; 20 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-181) and index
Summary "In the days of Moses, blasphemy was the mortal offence of failing to respect the divine. In an age of human rights, blasphemy is understood as a failure to respect persons, as insult, defamation, or "advocacy of religious hatred." The criminalization of this personal blasphemy has been advanced at the United Nations and upheld by the European Court of Human Rights, which has asserted a universal "right to respect for religious feelings." The Future of Blasphemy turns respect on its head. Respect demands that we grant each other equal standing in the moral community, not that we never offend. Politically, respect for citizens requires a public discourse that is open to all viewpoints. Going beyond the question of free speech versus religion, The Future of Blasphemy defends an ethical model of blasphemy. Controversies surrounding sacrilege are contests over what counts as sacred, disagreements about what has central, inviolable, and incommensurable value. In such public contestation of the sacred, each of us - secular and religious alike- has equal right to speak on its behalf"--Page 4 of cover
Contents Combating the defamation of religions -- Sacrilege -- Respect -- Rights -- Idols -- Postcript : on moral luck and cattle riots
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