Prohibited By Law

Two people interrupted while reading the "forbidden book" (t Wellcome V0048174

F. Tupper Saussy:

“Determined on a priestly life, Iñigo de Loyola returned to Barcelona from Jerusalem in the spring of 1524.  He spent the next three years in Spain getting the requisite Latin.  Since direct contact with the Bible was prohibited by law, his reading coursed the humanities.”

~Rulers of Evil: Useful Knowledge About Governing Bodies, Chapter 7 [emphasis added]