The Burning of Luther's Bible
by Fariana Malik
Who are the people involved with this disaster?
What are some specific actions that lead to the disaster?
Events related to this incident.
- 1788, Shakespeare's King Lear was banned from stage because of the insanity of the reigning monarch.
- 1817, German Students chose the 300th anniversary of Luther's 95 theses to burn anti-national texts literature.
- 1929, Jack London's popular novel "Call of the Wild" was banned in Italy and Yugoslavia and burned by the Nazi in German.
- 1933, Series of massive bonfires in Nazi German burned thousands of books written by Jews, Communists, and others. Some were works of Albert Einstein, Helen Keller, Jack London, Thomas Mann, Karl Marx, and John Dos Passos.
- 1980, During examination of school learning materials, the London Country Council in England banned the use of Beatrix Patters Children's Classic from all London schools because the stories only portrayed " middle class rabbits"
Where did it take place?
Why did the Catholic Church do this?
The catholic church burned the Luther bible because it didn't like how the people who couldn't read Latin can now read the bible and no longer needs listen to the pope speak. The pope was not okay with this because he wanted to be in charge and tell people what he wanted to say and didn't want people to learn from a book.