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Any book worth banning is a book worth reading! Since the end of the middle ages when men started to think outside of church dogma there has been a struggle between religion and reason. This downloadable file contains works condemned by the Church of Rome over the centuries. These titles are included:

Books condemned to be burnt by James A Farrer 1892
The Roman Index of Forbidden Books by Francis S Betten 1912
The Enemies of Books by William Blades 1880
A Commentary on the Present Index Legislation by Timothy Hurley 1907
The Censorship of the Church of Rome, Volume 1 by George H Putnam 1906
The Censorship of the Church of Rome, Volume 2 by George H Putnam 1906\
The Literary Policy of the Church of Rome exhibited in an account of her Damnatory Catalogues or indexes by Joseph Mendham 1830

"The following list contains a number of titles which it might be practical for English Catholics to know. Nearly all those put on the Index during the last few years have been mentioned, because they contain the palmary heresy of our times, namely - Modernism, and among its various errors especially the unChristian treatment of the Bible" FRANCIS S. BETTEN, S.J.:

Philosophical Works of David Hume, Volume 1 1854
Philosophical Works of David Hume, Volume 2 1854
Philosophical Works of David Hume, Volume 3 1854
Philosophical Works of David Hume, Volume 4 1854 ("The influence of Hume was mainly destructive...his skepticism, the ultimate conclusion of a movement initiated by Descartes, ended in a sort of desperate nihilism." ~Etienne Gilson)

Happiness in Hell by St George Mivart 1900 ("Professor Mivart perceives, like the Bishop of Chester, that Christianity must alter its teaching with respect to Hell, or lose its hold on the educated, the thoughtful, and the humane. 'Not a few persons,' he says, 'have abandoned Christianity on account of this dogma.'") ~GW Foote

The Works of Honore De Balzac, Volume 1 1896
A Treatise on the Physical Cause of the Death of Christ by William Stroud 1847
Deontology - The Science of Morality, Volume 1 by Jeremy Bentham 1834
Deontology - The Science of Morality, Volume 2 by Jeremy Bentham 1834 (Bentham advocated individual and economic freedom, the separation of church and state, freedom of expression, equal rights for women, the right to divorce, and the decriminalising of homosexual acts.)
Vestiges of Ancient Manners and Customs by John James Blunt 1823
Hippolytus and his Age - The doctrine and practice of the Church of Rome under Commodus and Alexander Severus; and ancient and modern Christianity and divinity compared, Volume 1 by Christian Bunsen 1852
Hippolytus and his Age - The doctrine and practice of the Church of Rome under Commodus and Alexander Severus; and ancient and modern Christianity and divinity compared, Volume 2 by Christian Bunsen 1852
Hippolytus and his Age - The doctrine and practice of the Church of Rome under Commodus and Alexander Severus; and ancient and modern Christianity and divinity compared, Volume 3 by Christian Bunsen 1852
Hippolytus and his Age - The doctrine and practice of the Church of Rome under Commodus and Alexander Severus; and ancient and modern Christianity and divinity compared, Volume 4 by Christian Bunsen 1852
Lectures on the Insufficiency of Unrevealed Religion, and on the succeeding influence of Christianity by Richard Burgess 1832
The True Intellectual System of the Universe, Volume 1 by Ralph Cudworth 1845
The True Intellectual System of the Universe, Volume 2 by Ralph Cudworth 1845
The True Intellectual System of the Universe, Volume 3 by Ralph Cudworth 1845
Zoonomia - The laws of organic life by Erasmus Darwin Volume 1 1818
Zoonomia - The laws of organic life by Erasmus Darwin Volume 2 1818
The Method, Meditations, and Philosophy of Descartes 1901 (Descartes was accused of harboring secret deist or atheist beliefs.)
The Pope and the Council by Johann Dollinger 1869
History of the Conflict between Religion and Science By John William Draper 875
Steps Toward Reunion by James Duggan 1897
The Spiritual Body by John Charles Earle 1876
Christendom's divisions by Edmund Ffoulkes 1865
The Saint by Antonio Fogazzaro 1906
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Volume 1, 1900
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Volume 2, 1900
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Volume 3, 1900
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Volume 4, 1900
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Volume 5, 1900
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Volume 6, 1900
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Volume 7, 1900
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Volume 8, 1900
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Volume 9, 1900
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Volume 10, 1900
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Volume 11, 1900
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Volume 12, 1900
Abridgment of Goldsmith's History of England by Oliver Goldsmith 1829
The Life of Jesus Critically Examined by David Friedrich Strauss, Volume 1, 1860
The Life of Jesus Critically Examined by David Friedrich Strauss, Volume 2, 1860
History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Volume 1 1894
History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Volume 2 1894
History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Volume 3 1894
History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Volume 4 1894
History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Volume 4 Part 2 1894
History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Volume 5 1894
History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Volume 5 Part 2 1894
History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Volume 6 1894
History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Volume 6 Part 2 1894
History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Volume 7 1894
History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Volume 7 Part 2 1894
History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Volume 8 1894
History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages by Ferdinand Gregorovius, Volume 8 Part 2 1894 (According to Jesuit Father John Hardon, S.J. Gregorovius was "a bitter enemy of the popes."}
The Tombs of the Popes by Ferdinand Gregorovius 1903
Constitutional History of England by Henry Hallam Volume 1 1832
Constitutional History of England by Henry Hallam Volume 2 1832
View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam 1857
Elements of Logic by Richard Whateley 1855
The Metaphysical System of Hobbes by Thomas Hobbes 1913 (Hobbes held views on religion deemed controversial by the Church)
Hobbes's Leviathan 1909
Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant 1855 ("Kant's contention that the existence of God can neither be confirmed or denied...caused the book to be placed in the Roman Index of Forbidden Books" ~Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds By Margaret Bald)
Myth, Ritual and Religion by Andrew Lang, Volume 1 1899
Myth, Ritual and Religion by Andrew Lang, Volume 2 1899

Letters to His Holiness, Pope Pius X by William L Sullivan 1910
("The Inquisitors were forbidden to inflict torture more than once upon the same man for the extortion of confession. Did the Inquisitors quietly accept such a limitation of their august office, their "Holy Office," as their institution is canonically styled? Far from it. They were too clever in theology
not to know how to keep and break a law at the same time. So they inflicted _each species_ of torture once. Whosoever cannot see that this is torturing a man only once, need but consult any seminarian fresh from his Roman text-books. Or they inflicted torture once for each distinct complaint."

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke 1829
Locke's essay concerning Human Understanding 1905 (Locke argued that atheists and Catholics should not be tolerated)
The Reasonableness of Christianity by John Locke 1824

The Gospel and the Church by Alfred Loisy 1903 (Loisy was a critic of traditional views of the biblical creation, and argued that biblical criticism could be applied to interpreting Sacred Scripture. His theological positions brought him into conflict with the leading Catholics of his era, including Pope Leo XIII and Pope Pius X. In 1893, he was dismissed as a professor from the Institut Catholique de Paris. His books were condemned by the Vatican, and in 1908 he was excommunicated.)

The Religion of Israel by Alfred Loisy 1910
Theological Essays by Frederick Denison Maurice, 1871 (the opinions it expressed were viewed by R. W. Jelf, principal of King's College, as being of unsound theology. He had previously been called on to clear himself from charges of heterodoxy brought against him in the Quarterly Review (1851) and had been acquitted by a committee of inquiry.)

Principles of Political Economy by John Stuart Mill 1884
The Church of Armenia - her history, doctrine, rule, discipline, liturgy, literature, and existing condition by Malachia Ormanian 1910
History of the Popes by Leopold Ranke 1901
Renan's Life of Jesus 1897
Lectures on the Influence of the Institutions, Thought, and Culture of Rome, on Christianity and the development of the Catholic Church by Ernest Renan 1898
The Future of Science by Ernest Renan 1891
Studies in Religious History by Ernest Renan 1886
Saint Paul by Ernest Renan 1868
The History of the Origins of Christianity (Gospels) by Ernest Renan 1866
Pamela, or, Virtue rewarded by Samuel Richardson 1873
The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles the Fifth, Volume 1 by William Robertson 1884
The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles the Fifth. Volume 2 by William Robertson 1884
The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles the Fifth, Volume 3 by William Robertson 1884
Rousseau's Emile 1892
The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1893
Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier 1922 (considered an unreliable retelling of the saint's story)
A Pilgrimage to Rome - containing some account of the high ceremonies, the monastic institutions, the religious services, the sacred relics, the miraculous pictures, and the general state of religion in that city by Michael H Seymour 1849
The Brass Bell - A Tale of Caesar's Gallic Invasion by Eugene Sue 1907
The Iron Pincers - a tale of the Albigensian Crusades 1909 by Eugene Sue
The Gold Sickle - a Tale of Druid Gaul by Eugene Sue 1904
The Wandering Jew, Volume 1 by Eugene Sue 1889
The Wandering Jew, Volume 2 by Eugene Sue 1889
The Wandering Jew, Volume 3 by Eugene Sue 1889 (Eugène Sue, who in this best-seller depicted the Jesuits as a "secret society bent on world domination by all available means". Sue's heroine, Adrienne de Cardoville, said that she could not think about Jesuits "without ideas of darkness, of venom and of nasty black reptiles being involuntarily aroused in me"

History of English Literature, Volume 1 by Hippolyte Taine 1889
History of English Literature, Volume 2 by Hippolyte Taine 1889
History of English Literature, Volume 3 by Hippolyte Taine 1889
History of English Literature, Volume 4 by Hippolyte Taine 1889
The Priest, a Tale of modernism in New England by William Sullivan 1911

The Works of Voltaire, 1901 - 43 volumes


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