Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds

Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds

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Baker & Taylor
Examines the history and issues surrounding the censorhip of works banned for their religious content, including "The Last Temptation of Christ" by Nikos Kazantzakis, "Children of the Alley" by Naguib Mahfouz, and "The Witches" by Roald Dahl.

Book News
Bald, a consultant to the United Nations who has written on literature and censorship for a variety of publications, overviews the history of the censorship of religious and secular works for religious reasons. New entries in this revised edition include extensive coverage of the Harry Potter series, as well as entries on other frequently challenged books. Each entry presents a publishing history, a summary of contents, and the record of censorship in the US and abroad. Entries from the previous edition have been updated to include the most recent censorship attempts by school boards, governments, and other organizations. Also included are quotes on religious censorship by censored writers, biographical profiles of censored writers, and cross-references to works discussed in other volumes of the series. Readership for the series includes general readers and students in high school and up. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Facts on File
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.

Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, Revised Edition profiles the censorship of many such essential works of literature. The entries new to this edition include extensive coverage of the Harry Potter series, which has been frequently banned in the United States on the grounds that it promotes witchcraft, as well as entries on two popular textbook series, The Witches by Roald Dahl, Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran, and more. Also included are updates to such entries as The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie and On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.

New and updated entries include:
  • The Advancement of Learning (Francis Bacon)
  • The Age of Reason (Thomas Paine)
  • The Analects (Confucius)
  • The Bible
  • The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution (Roger Williams)
  • The Book of Common Prayer (Thomas Cranmer)
  • Children of the Alley (Naguib Mahfouz)
  • The Critique of Pure Reason (Immanuel Kant)
  • Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Galileo Galilei)
  • Discourse on Method (Rene Descartes)
  • Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)
  • The Harry Potter series(J.K. Rowling)
  • The Koran
  • The Last Temptation of Christ (Nikos Kazantzakis)
  • Meyebela: My Bengali Girlhood (Taslima Nasrin)
  • On the Origin of Species (Charles Darwin)
  • Popol Vuh
  • The Red and the Black (Stendhal)
  • The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
  • Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India (James W. Laine)
  • The Talmud
  • Voyages to the Moon and the Sun (Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • Zhuan Falun: The Complete Teachings of Falun Gong (Li Hongzhi)
  • and more.


Baker
& Taylor

Examines the history and issues surrounding the censorship of works banned for their religious content, including "The Last Temptation of Christ" by Nikos Kazantzakis, "Children of the Alley" by Naguib Mahfouz, and "The Witches" by Roald Dahl.

Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c2006
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780816062690
0816062692
Characteristics: xxiii, 440 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Religious grounds

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