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By Margaret Bald

ISBN-10: 0816062692

ISBN-13: 9780816062690

[b]Literature Suppressed on non secular Grounds:[\b] Examines the historical past and concerns surrounding the censorhip of works banned for his or her spiritual content material, together with "The final Temptation of Christ" through Nikos Kazantzakis, "Children of the Alley" through Naguib Mahfouz, and "The Witches" via Roald Dahl.

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The most popular and accessible of his works was Alciphron, or the Minute Philosopher, published in Dublin and London in 1732 and in The Hague in French in 1734. A third edition was published in London in 1752, the year before Berkeley’s death. Alciphron was directed against freethinkers—English deists and atheists—and attempted to vindicate Christianity. Berkeley believed that the growth of atheistic freedom from religious restraints was the primary cause of England’s social maladies, because atheism withdraws the strongest motive for promoting the common good.

He taught that rewards and punishments have no place as incentives to virtue. He denied that there were three persons in the Holy Trinity, believing instead in the exclusive divinity of Jesus Christ. He also took issue with the doctrine of Atonement and called the Catholic Church “Babylon” for its desire for dominion over men’s souls. He attacked the Lutheran belief that faith without works is sufficient for salvation, holding that true faith could not be disassociated from a life of charity and active usefulness.

Putnam, George Haven. The Censorship of the Church of Rome. Vol. 1. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1906–07. , ed. The Protestant Reformation. : Prentice Hall, 1966. 19 THE BIBLE Wilcox, Donald J. In Search of God and Self: Renaissance and Reformation Thought. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975. THE BIBLE Literary form: Religious text SUMMARY The Bible is a collection of books containing the sacred writings of the Jewish and Christian religions. Both religions regard the Bible as inspired by God. The Christian Bible has two parts: the Old Testament, which includes the Hebrew Bible that is sacred to Jews, and the new testament, which includes specifically Christian writings.

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