Parrhesia: ancient and modern perspectives on freedom of speech

"Freedom of speech is a fundamental right in many societies, yet also highly contested. As a right, it can only be appreciated if its historical development is taken into account. Parrhesia offers case studies in freedom of speech, its understanding and exercise throughout history. They enable...

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Published in:Studies in theology and religion
Other Authors: Smit, Peter-Ben 1979-; Urk, Eva van 1987-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
German
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill [2019]
In:Studies in theology and religion
Series/Journal:Studies in theology and religion volume 25
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Parrhesia / Freedom of speech / Freedom of opinion / History
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Parrhēsia (The Greek word)
B Freedom of speech Religious aspects Christianity History
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Summary:"Freedom of speech is a fundamental right in many societies, yet also highly contested. As a right, it can only be appreciated if its historical development is taken into account. Parrhesia offers case studies in freedom of speech, its understanding and exercise throughout history. They enable researchers and policymakers alike to gain an awareness of the complexities, challenges and benefits of freedom of speech. The cases that have been selected are from the field of religion and theology, yet exemplary in character and able to shed light on freedom of speech in other parts of society"--
The performative meaning of the word parrhēsia in ancient Greek and in the Greek Bible / Kyriakoula Papademetriou -- "Deine Absicht ist es ja, die Freiheit zurückzuholen und neu aufzurichten" (Paneg. 78,3): 'Freiheit' in Plinius Secundus' Panegyricus / Manfred Lang -- Parrhēsia in Erzähltexten: Handlungsschemata bei Lukian und in der Apostelgeschichte / Nils Neumann -- Empowering Catholics in a Protestant republic: life and works of apostolic vicar John Van Neercassel (1626-1686) / Dirk Jan Schoon -- The pirate of the New Testament: Wettsteins's comment on Acts 24.5 / Bastian Lemitz -- The freedom to change: the text of the New Testament: Wettstein's treatment of Mark / Jan Krans and Silvia Castelli -- "To speak your word with all boldness": freedom of expression in Dutch Reformed Churches / Leon van den Broeke -- Silence is golden: freedom of speech and the old Catholic observer at the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) / Peter-Ben Smit
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and indexes
ISBN:9004372075