God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 17. jan. 2012 - 352 sider
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Established by the Catholic Church in 1231, the Inquisition continued in one form or another for almost seven hundred years. Though associated with the persecution of heretics and Jews — and with burning at the stake — its targets were more numerous and its techniques more ambitious. The Inquisition pioneered surveillance, censorship, and “scientific” interrogation. As time went on, its methods and mindset spread far beyond the Church to become tools of secular persecution. Traveling from freshly opened Vatican archives to the detention camps of Guantánamo to the filing cabinets of the Third Reich, the acclaimed writer Cullen Murphy traces the Inquisition and its legacy, showing that not only did its offices survive into the twentieth century, but in the modern world its spirit is more influential than ever.

With the combination of vivid immediacy and learned analysis that characterized his acclaimed Are We Rome?, Murphy puts a human face on a familiar but little-known piece of our past and argues that only by understanding the Inquisition can we hope to explain the making of the present.
 

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Review: God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

Brukerevaluering  - Kent - Goodreads

This was a well written overview of the Inquisition. Being recently interested in religious history, this book offered an interesting introduction to the whole spectacle. While it's not a super long ... Les hele vurderingen

Review: God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

Brukerevaluering  - John McDonald - Goodreads

Murphy is an editor at large of Vanity Fair, and his writing proves him a scholar of the first order. Although it is nowhere stated publicly, any reader with origins or roots in Catholicism, wonder ... Les hele vurderingen

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Om forfatteren (2012)

Cullen Murphy is the editor at large at Vanity Fair and the former managing editor of the Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of Are We Rome?, The Word According to Eve, and the essay collection Just Curious.

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