Ecce gladius Domini

Girolamo Savonarola (1452–1498).
Le Prediche d’il reverendo frate Hieronimo Savonarola sopra li salmi & molte altre notabilissime materie.
Venice: Bernardino de Bindoni, 1539. (30891)

A censor tore ten leaves from this collection of Savonarola’s sermons, removing the prohibited third sermon entitled “Ecce gladius Domini” (“Behold the Sword of God”), which had alarmed church officials with its apocalyptic warnings. Several other sermons were deleted with brown ink and bear the inscription “non legatur” (“cannot be read”), although these were never listed in any edition of the Index librorum prohibitorum.

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Savonarola's Prohibited Sermons
Ecce gladius Domini