Blasphemy in the Christian World: A History (Paperback)David S. Nash (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 441 g
Dimensions: 233 x 156 x 17 mm
Dr Nash's study offers a comparative and critical analysis of his subject on draws on a considerable range of evidence. * G. M Ditchfield, History, *
An important and scholarly analysis of an issue that is not going to go away. * Dr Bradley, Church Times *
An exciting and erudite study. * The Universe *
Discursive and thought-provoking book. * Jonathan Sumption, Literary Review *
The book is lucid and with both depth and width. * Jim Herrick, The Freethinker *
Nash's book...represents the definitive reference volume for the history of blasphemy in the West. * Elizabeth Horodowich The English Historical Review *
[An] impressive book... a rewarding work of history. * Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald *
David Nash is the world's foremost commentator on the history of blasphemy. This astute, readable survey of the illuminating ironies of the subject deserves to become a classic. He ably and colourfully demonstrates the cynical and sincere use made of the notion of blasphemy by the very bad and the well-meaning. He points up the crucial political lessons to be learned, but never rams them down the reader's throat. This book will fascinate all interested in the uneasy relationship between state authority and individual freedom. * Charles Foster, Contemporary Review *
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