“Heresy and Error”:|
The Ecclesiastical Censorship of Books, 1400–1800
An Exhibition at Bridwell Library, September 20 – December 17, 2010
|CENSORSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PARIS||
In this three-part work, the
most conservative of the theologians at the
University of Paris outlined his objections to the
commentaries of two leading biblical scholars,
Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples (c.
1455–1546) and Erasmus of Rotterdam. Béda’s
censures of Erasmus’s Paraphrases of the Gospels
and Epistles comprise the third part of the work.
In response, Erasmus appealed to King Francis I of
France, who ordered that Béda’s “odious remarks”
must be withdrawn from the market. However, by the
time the king’s order was received, Josse Bade had
already sold half of the 625 copies he had printed.