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THE INDEX OF FORBIDDEN BOOKS


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 Rome]

 

  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

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE INDEX

 

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 )

 

        History

 

        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

 

  John Huss

 

  John Calvin

 

  John Wycliff

 

  “Reformers”

 

  Francis Bacon

 

  Henri Bergson - three works

 

  Auguste Comte

 

  Immanuel Kant - "Critique of Pure Reason"

 

 

John Locke - "An Essay on Human Understanding"

 

Blaise Pascal - "The Provinical Letters" and "Pensιes" (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 Roman Empire"

 

Pierre Larousse -  17 volume "Grand  Dictionnaire Universel du 19θme Siθcle"

 

Charles Maurras - "Action Franηaise"

 

Dr. Auge-Louis Hesnard

 

Daniel Defoe - "Political History of the Devil"

 

Oliver Goldsmith -  "History of England"

 

Rafaele Ciocci - "A Narrative of the Iniquities and Barbarities Practiced in Rome in the 19 th Century" (1845)

 

Luigi Pianciani -  "Rome of the Popes" (1860)

 

Mathilda Marchot - "Truth on the Condition at Loigny in the Diocese of Chartres" (1890)

 

Heinrick Heine - works

 

Gustave Flaubert - "Madame Bovary"

 

Victor Hugo -  "Les Misιrables" "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

 

Stendhal - all love stories

 

Honorι 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 -  "Italy - a Journal of a Residence in That Country Exhibiting a View of the State of Society, etc." 1822

 

Charlotte Ann Waldie -  "Rome in the 19 th Century in a Series of Letters Written During a  Residence in Rome 1817-1818."

 

Michael Hobart Seymour - "A Pilgrimage to Rome"  (1851)

 

Other authors summarily CENSORED

 

        Author                                             Year condemned

 

Renι Descartes ………………………..1663

 

Thomas Hobbes ………………………..1703

 

Franηois Voltaire……………………….1804

 

David Hume ……………………………..1827

 

Emile Zola ………………………….…… 1898

 

Maurice Maeterlinck ………….…… .1914

 

Anatole France………………….………1922

 

Jean-Paul Sartre……………….……….1948

 

Alberto Moravia……………….………..1952

 

Andrι Gide ………………….……………1922

 

Jansenius    -     "Augustinus" ……….1654

 

Antoine Arnauld  (father and son) …1655 (20 works)

 

The Book of Common Prayer ………..1714

 

Alfred Loisy - six works ………………..1932

 

Abbι Lamennais  ………………………. New Testament with commentary.

 

James Duggan ……………………………1898 "Steps Toward Reunion" [A work on Ecumenicalism]

 

Princess Carolyn-Elizabeth Sayn-Wittgenstein - two of her 24-volume "Causes Intιrieuresde la Faiblesse Extιrieure 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 Satan’s 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]