The law of blasphemy being a candid examination of the views of Mr. Justice Stephen

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Published by Stevens & Haynes in London .

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  • Blasphemy -- Great Britain,
  • Offenses against religion -- Great Britain,
  • Unitarian churches -- England -- London

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Microfiche. Woodbridge, Conn. : Research Publications, 1993. 1 microfiche. (19th-century legal treatises ; no. 79254)

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Statementby Lindsey Middleton Aspland ; with an appendix containing an essay on religious offences indictable at common law, by the late Edgar Taylor, and the speech of Lord Mansfield in the House of Lords in 1767, in the case of the sheriffs of London, Chamberlain of London v. Evans.
Series19th-century legal treatises -- no. 79254.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationviii, 48 p.
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17742317M
OCLC/WorldCa32507180

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Blasphemy is defined as “the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God.” Across the globe, billions of people view blasphemy as deeply offensive to their beliefs. Blasphemy, is generally defined as the exhibition of irreverent behavior or language towards God, religion or anything held sacred.

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INTRODUCTION Canada has always outlawed blasphemy. From the earliest days of the New France period, through the era of “Upper” and “Lower” Canada, past Confederation and the eventual enactment of the original Criminal. Thus, blasphemy is considered the opposite of praise.

The penalty for blasphemy in the Old Testament was death by stoning. Blasphemy gains a wider meaning In the New Testament to include the slander of humans, angels, demonic powers, as well as God.

Leviticus English Standard Version (ESV) Punishment for Blasphemy. 10 Now an Israelite woman's son, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the people of Israel. And the Israelite woman's son and a man of Israel fought in the camp, 11 and the Israelite woman's son blasphemed the Name, and cursed.

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Inthe Australian Law Reform Commission produced Report 57 on Multiculturalism and the Law which "considers the role of the common law offence of blasphemy in federal law". He was booked under the blasphemy law and is awaiting trial. In May, a mentally disabled man accused of uttering blasphemous remarks following Friday prayers was beat brutally by a .

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