ROME'S "INDEX OF FORBIDDEN BOOKS"
Zec 7:11,12 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they might not hear. Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which Jehovah of hosts had sent by his Spirit by the former prophets: therefore there came great wrath from Jehovah of hosts.
Act 7:57 But they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears,
RECENT HISTORY OF THE INDEX
1948 - The last public edition was in 1948 [3 years after WW2]
1966 - Cardinal Ottaviani, head of the Sacred Congregation of the Faith, declared there would be no further editions of the Index. [It had become a public embarrassment to
2007 - "This does not mean, however, that whatever has been contained on the Index is now automatically permitted reading for all Catholics." New Catholic Encyclopedia
500 pages in length.
The TEXT is kept in Latin. The Intoduction in Italian.
Contains two forms of Prohibitive CENSORSHIP. (1) Authors which summarily forbid viewing of anything produced by the person mentioned and individual (2) works.
The topical range is so inclusive it must be organized by catagorey.
- Theology (the greatest number of works fall into this category)
- Philosophy ( including economics, political and social sciences )
- Literary works: novels and romances
- Travelogues (especially concerning Rome)
- Women authors
- Protestant & Jewish writers
All TRANSLATIONS of the BIBLE were on the list at one time. Personal Possession of a Bible was considered illegal contraband.
AUTHORS SUMMARILY CENSORED
Henri Bergson - three works
Immanuel Kant - "Critique of Pure Reason"
John Locke - "An Essay on Human Understanding"
Blaise Pascal - "The Provinical Letters" and "Pens้es" (only the edition with notes by Voltaire)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - "The Social Contract" and "Emile"
Michel Montaigne - Essays
John Stuart Mill - "Principles of Political Economy"
Diderot and d'Alembert - French encyclopedists
Charles Louis de Montesquieu - "The Spirit of the Laws" (a work that greatly influenced Jefferson, Hamilton and John Jay)
Virginia Paganini - "Moral and Practical Guide for a Mother of the People" (1891)
Edward Gibbon - "History of the Rise and Fall of the
Pierre Larousse - 17 volume "Grand Dictionnaire Universel du 19่me Si่cle"
Charles Maurras - "Action Fran็aise"
Dr. Auge-Louis Hesnard
Daniel Defoe - "Political History of the Devil"
Oliver Goldsmith - "History of
Rafaele Ciocci - "A Narrative of the Iniquities and Barbarities Practiced in
Luigi Pianciani - "
Mathilda Marchot - "Truth on the Condition at Loigny in the Diocese of
Heinrick Heine - works
Gustave Flaubert - "Madame Bovary"
Victor Hugo - "Les Mis้rables" "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Stendhal - all love stories
Honor้ Balzac - all love stories
Amantine Lucille Aurore Dudevant (George Sand) - all love stories
Alexandre Dumas (father and son) - all love stories
Jean de Lafontaine - tales, fables, verses, etc.
Gabriel Rosetti - four works
Lady Morgan Sydney - "
Charlotte Ann Waldie - "
Other authors summarily CENSORED
Author Year condemned
Ren้ Descartes ..1663
Thomas Hobbes ..1703
Fran็ois Voltaire .1804
David Hume ..1827
Emile Zola . 1898
Maurice Maeterlinck . .1914
Jean-Paul Sartre . .1948
Alberto Moravia . ..1952
Andr้ Gide . 1922
Jansenius - "Augustinus" .1654
Antoine Arnauld (father and son) 1655 (20 works)
The Book of Common Prayer ..1714
Alfred Loisy - six works ..1932
Abb้ Lamennais . New Testament with commentary.
1898 "Steps Toward
Princess Carolyn-Elizabeth Sayn-Wittgenstein - two of her 24-volume "Causes Int้rieuresde la Faiblesse Ext้rieure de l'Eglise en 1870."
AUTHORS AND BOOKS THAT WERE DEEMED WORTHY OF THE PUBLIC GOOD
Adolph Hitler - Mein Kampf [An Anti-semitic Manifesto ]
Sergius Nilus - The Protocols of Zion [A forgery by the Russian Orthodox priests claiming to be written by a Jew, explaining Satans plan to take over the world by Jews]
Henry Ford - The International Jew [ Jewish Conspiracy Theory used by Hitler ]
W.D.Griffith - Birth Of A Nation [ glorified the KKK ]
Hienrich Himmler Propagandist for promotion of Nazi Holocaust doctrine [Son of Roman Catholic schoolmaster]