Art, expression and the offended believer

Mortensen, Reid (2000) Art, expression and the offended believer. In: Law and religion. Issues in Law and Society . Dartmouth Publishing Co Ltd., Sudbury, MA. United States, pp. 181-197. ISBN 9781840147452

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The first portion of the essay goes behind the opinion of Justice Harper to present interesting background to what prompted the litigation. The middle portion of the essay is a brief overview of blasphemy law and the problems it poses.
The third portion of the essay is, to my mind, the most thought-provoking. Apart from legal considerations, what are the ethical responsibilities of publicly-funded art galleries?

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Law
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2009 00:25
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2013 00:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: art; expression; offence; blasphemy law; Australia
Fields of Research (FoR): 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160502 Arts and Cultural Policy
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society

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