Seize the Book, Jail the Author
Seize the Book, Jail the Author: Johann Lorenz Schmidt and Censorship in Eighteenth-Century Germany (Hardback)
Under the patronage of two south German nobles, Johann Lorenz Schmidt published an annotated translation of the Bible's opening books in 1735. The story of the controversy the work aroused and of its eventual suppression sheds light on many aspects of the eighteenth century, as well as the nature of censorship in our time.
About the Author(s):
Paul S. Spaulding is the Joel Scarborough Professor of Religion at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois.