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William Hone

Timothy Larsen

in Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199287871
eISBN:
9780191713422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287871.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the life of William Hone. It pays particular attention to his thought as a freethinker, parodist, and alleged blasphemer that led to his famous trials. His atheist phase was ... More


 Everlasting Burnings and Cinder Blocks: The Sacred and the Banal

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Mormons believe God was once a man, and humans may become gods (theosis). God is embodied, sexuality is divinized, and the mundane, the quotidian, the earthly, is made celestial. Sacred distance ... More


Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion Volume 4

Jonathan Kvanvig (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656417
eISBN:
9780191742163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656417.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book is an annual volume offering a regular snapshot of state-of-the-art work in this longstanding area of philosophy that has seen an explosive growth of interest over the past half century. ... More


Legal Christianity Conceived

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This begins a three-chapter discussion of legal disestablishment, of the development and decline of the maxim that Christianity formed part of the common law. It traces the origins of the maxim in ... More


Legal Christianity Applied

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the Christian-nation maxim’s antebellum application in three areas—blasphemy laws (the trial of Abner Kneeland), oath requirements, and Sunday laws—and how those uses affected ... More


Blasphemy and Incitement to Religious Hatred: Free Speech Dogma and Doctrine

Ivan Hare

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter begins by setting out the historical justifications for laws of blasphemy. It explains how increasing secularization and diversity of religious belief have progressively undermined the ... More


Agonistic Misotheism III: Divine Apathy, the Holocaust, and Elie Wiesel’s Wrestling with God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The trajectory of Elie Wiesel’s evolving religious views is the inverse of Rebecca West’s. While West started and ended her life as a misotheist, experiencing a more conventional phase of piety in ... More


Conclusion

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The conclusion shows once again how crucial an awareness about the history and the meaning of misotheism is because in the absence of such knowledge, misotheistically inclined people grope in the ... More


Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Jerome Neu

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314311
eISBN:
9780199871780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314311.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The schoolyard wisdom about “sticks and stones” does not take one very far: insults do not take the form only of words, in truth even words have effects, and in the end the popular as well as the ... More


The Working of the Church–State Alliance

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 1: The Clerical Establishment and its Social Ramifications

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270034
eISBN:
9780191600685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270038.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The balance of advantage in cooperation between church and state was shifting inexorably towards the secular power. The Gallican devotion to the monarchy ensured that clergy worked for the state ... More


Jesus and Empire: The Crucified

Christopher Bryan

in Render to Caesar: Jesus, the Early Church, and the Roman Superpower

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195183344
eISBN:
9780199835584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183347.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Jesus suffered crucifixion by the Romans. Is this because he was a rebel against Rome? Not according to the evangelists, who claim that the Sanhedrin under Caiaphas initially arraigned Jesus on a ... More


INSULT IN THE LAW: BLASPHEMY

Jerome Neu

in Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314311
eISBN:
9780199871780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314311.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The Danish Muhammad cartoons enflamed much of the Muslim world. What does respect for another religion require? Must non‐believers follow all of its dictates? Which? Why? Heresy by fellow believers ... More


Sins against God: Swearing and the Sabbath

Bernard Capp

in England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641789
eISBN:
9780191744228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641789.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter uses court records and other evidence to examine campaigns to curb blasphemy, casual oaths, and profanation of the Sabbath, offences puritans regarded as even more sinful than sexual ... More


Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Silenced describes the dire effects of blasphemy and apostasy restrictions in contemporary Muslim-majority countries, and the promotion of such restrictions internationally, and in the West. In the ... More


The Trials Of Jesus

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter shows how particular biblical laws such as blasphemy, false prophecy, and false teaching were understood at the time of the New Testament, and how they interfaced with other legal ... More


Selden and Stubbe on Idolatry, Blasphemy, and the Passion Narrative

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286133
eISBN:
9780191713859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286133.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

A mishnah in tractate Sanhedrin shapes Selden’s understanding of the trial of Jesus and reflects authoritative legal opinions that predate the New Testament. What interests Selden is not the divinity ... More


Gangraena as Heresiography

Ann Hughes

in Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251926
eISBN:
9780191719042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251926.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter analyses the structure and methods of Gangraena in relation to the models of anti-heretical writing in the early church and during the Reformation. It compares Edwards’s book to other ... More


Hate Speech in the United Kingdom: An Historical Overview

Sir David Williams QC

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter aims to outline briefly the emergence of statutory offences of incitement against the background of sedition and blasphemy at common law. The emphasis is on the law of England and Wales ... More


Introduction

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In this survey we cover three things. First, we provide an overview of the actual practice and the consequent dire effects of current blasphemy and apostasy restrictions in some major contemporary ... More


Pakistan

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Pakistan has codified some of the world's most draconian anti-blasphemy laws, which can carry a life sentence or the death penalty. While there have been no official executions for blasphemy, ... More


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