The Origins of the Inquisition
is a very long book for two very good reasons.
No- one expects the Spanish Inquisition
as Michael Palin,armed with his fiendish torture techniques would always remind us as he leapt out on another unsuspecting victim.
Aspiring Saints: Pretense of Holiness, Inquisition
, and Gender in the Re public of Venice, 1618-1750.
This is not a call for an inquisition
, but rather a call for knowledge.
A popular belief is that Galileo was the lone protagonist of a rift between science and faith, between "freethinkers" and the Catholic hierarchy, that he was tortured and imprisoned by the Inquisition
, then excommunicated from the Church.
Of the Inquisition
, for instance, the Pope wrote in his encyclical on the advent of the third Millennium, `The sons and daughters of the Church must return with a spirit of repentance ...
As the son of Jewish parents, Silva suffered religious persecution in Portugal by the Inquisition
. During a brief period (1729-37) in which he was free of harassment from authorities, Silva wrote eight plays, all for the opera dos bonecos (puppet theater), performed at the Bairro Alto Theater in Lisbon.
The title of Gilles Germain's second novel, Inquisition
, takes on a special impact from its being reduced to a single substantive without the usual accompaniment of an article.
Another aspect of the interplay between the state and theology was in the form of religious inquisition
It has finally, four centuries late, owned up to its most egregious blunder and acknowledged that Galileo was right, the church wrong, and that Earth does circle the sun despite the Inquisition
's objections to its doing so.
Of all Spanish institutions transferred to America, the Holy Office of the Inquisition
is the least understood.
He wrote Superstition and Force (1866), Studies in Church History (1869), and then his three most important works: A History of the Inquisition
of the Middle Ages (3 v.