Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds / Edition 2

Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds / Edition 2

by Margaret Bald
     
 

Censorship of religious and philosophical speculation is as old as history and as current as today's headlines. Many of the world's major religious texts, including the Bible, the Talmud, the Koran, and others, have been suppressed, condemned, or proscribed at some time. Works of secular literature touching upon religious belief or reflecting dissenting views have… See more details below

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Censorship of religious and philosophical speculation is as old as history and as current as today's headlines. Many of the world's major religious texts, including the Bible, the Talmud, the Koran, and others, have been suppressed, condemned, or proscribed at some time. Works of secular literature touching upon religious belief or reflecting dissenting views have also been suppressed. Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds profiles the censorship of many such essential works of civilization.

Works covered include:
-- Acta Pauli
-- The Advancement of Learning, Francis Bacon
-- The Age of Reason, Thomas Paine
-- The Analects, Confucius
-- Being and Nothingness, Jean-Paul Sartre
-- The Book of Common Prayer, Thomas Cranmer
-- Children of Gebelawi, Naguib Mahfouz
-- Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant
-- De Defenso Populi Anglicani, John Milton
-- Discourse on Method, Rene Descartes
-- Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
-- The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo
-- The Last Temptation of Christ, Nikos Kazantzakis
-- On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Charles Darwin
-- Paradise Lost, John Milton
-- Popol Vuh
-- The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
-- Siddartha, Hermann Hesse
-- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
-- A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816062690
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Banned Bks.
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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