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Title Negotiating the sacred : blasphemy and sacrilege in a multicultural society / Elizabeth Burns Coleman and Kevin White, editors.

Imprint Canberra, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2006.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xi, 234 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-225) and index.
Contents Negotiating the sacred in multicultural societies / Elizabeth Burns Coleman and Kevin White -- Section I. Religion, Sacrilege and Blasphemy in Australia. Negotiating religious dialogue: a response to the recent increase of anti-Semitism in Australia / Suzanne Rutland -- Are we capable of offending God? Taking blasphemy seriously / Helen Pringle -- A flaw in the nation-building process: negotiating the sacred in our multicultural society / Veronica Brady -- The paradox of Islam and the challenges of modernity / Kuranda Seyit -- Section II. Sacrilege and the Sacred. Stretching the sacred / Elizabeth Burns Coleman and Kevin White -- Sacralising the profane, profaning the sacred / Colin Tatz -- Is that a human skull? All in the name of art! / Dianne McGowan -- The bourgeois sacred: Unveiling the 'secular society' / Liam Dee -- Section III. The State, Religion and Tolerance. From public crime to personal offence / Ian Hunter -- Expressions of religiosity and blasphemy in modern societies / Riaz Hassan -- Negotiating the sacred in law: Regulation of gifts motivated by religious faith / Pauline Ridge -- Negotiating a religious identity in modern Japan: The Christian experience / Colin Noble -- Section IV. The Future: Openness and Dogmatism. 'We already know what is good and just ... ': Idolatry and the scalpel of suspicion / Winifred Wing Han Lamb -- The sacred and sacrilege -- ethics not metaphysics / Eilidh St John -- Resolving disputes over Aboriginal sacred sites: Some experiences in the 1990s / Hal Wootten.
Summary "This cross-disciplinary exploration of the role of the sacred, blasphemy and sacrilege in a multicultural society brings together philosophers, theologians, lawyers, historians, curators, anthropologists and sociologists, as well as Christian, Jewish and Islamic and secular perspectives. In bringing together different disciplinary and cultural approaches, the book provides a way of broadening our conceptions of what might count as sacred, sacrilegious and blasphemous, in moral and political terms. In addition, it provides original research data on blasphemy, sacrilege and religious tolerance from a range of disciplines."--Publisher's description.
Language English.
Subject Religion and sociology.
Offenses against religion.
Religion and beliefs.
Religion: general.
RELIGION -- Blasphemy, Heresy & Apostasy.
Blasphemy. (OCoLC)fst00834146
Multiculturalism. (OCoLC)fst01028836
Offenses against religion. (OCoLC)fst01044019
Religion and sociology. (OCoLC)fst01093858
Sacrilege. (OCoLC)fst01103265
Philosophy & Religion.
Religion - General.
Indexed Term Religion
Offenses against religion
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Coleman, Elizabeth Burns, 1961-
White, Kevin.
Other Form: Print version: Negotiating the sacred. Canberra, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2006 (DLC) 2007367501
ISBN 1920942483 (electronic bk.)
9781920942489 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000040313375
AU@ 000051586439
AU@ 000058392029
AU@ 000060580740
GBVCP 1008650501
GBVCP 86575165X

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