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Blasphemy Laws and the case for their repeal


Professor David Nash defines blasphemy as the ‘attacking, wounding and damaging of religious beliefs’. His research into the history of blasphemy has been widely consulted and has highlighted the significant importance of the subject in the contemporary world. This has led to the re-examining of the law and arguments for repeal. He has been pro-actively involved in the debate about blasphemy repeal in England for some time prior to 2008 and also as an active consultant in the Irish Republic, advising NGO’s and speaking on their behalf to members of Parliament, international bodies after this date. He also liaised with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and was nominated to sit on the Irish Government’s constitutional convention to consider the matter.

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Nash, D (Oxford Brookes University)

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences\Department of History, Philosophy and Religion


Year of publication: 2013
Date of RADAR deposit: 2014-12-18

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