The publishing company Wiley-Blackwell has decided to stop the publication of the now not soon to be released reference work titled Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. Reasons cited for what may well be “the first instance of mass book-burning in the 21st century” included that the ECC contained words or passages about the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection, Evangelism, a “tone” of uniqueness about Christ and Christianity, and historical references to the persecution and massacres of Christians by Muslims.
The four volume work about Christian civilization was also criticized because it used BC/AD date references instead of BCE/CE, it didn’t include articles favorable to Islam, and it failed to denigrate Christianity “in some form or fashion”. (Online Source).
The historical irony of Wiley-Blackwell’s decision is that the origins of the modern publishing business is descendent from Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press from which the very first ever published book was the Bible.
Welcome to the brave new world of editorial stupidity and censorship. Nazi armbands may be purchased in the Wiley-Blackwell gift shop.