Yvonne Sherwood

Yvonne Sherwood is professor of religious studies at the University of Kent, U.K. She has recently been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Oslo (September 2017). Recent publications include The Invention of the Biblical Scholar: A Critical Manifesto (co-written with Stephen Moore), and Biblical Blaspheming: Trials of the Sacred for a Secular Age. Her current research projects include projects on early modern and colonial Bibles; the contemporary politics of "blasphemy"; and the legal construction of "freedom of religion" and the "social equality of religion or belief."

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Values and violence: Thoughts on Charlie Hebdo

The week after the massacre, Charlie Hebdo’s “All is forgiven" issue featured a cover depicting the prophet Muhammad in tears, holding a…