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    Inquisition Vs Reformation

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    flawed Philosophy and distorted logic that was filled with much bloodshed. On the other hand, the Inquisition is usually portrayed as an evil and secretive organization that tortured to get people to get confessions out of them, then burned them at the stake, but if you look closer at this as well, you can…

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    In the book The Spanish Inquisition, Joseph Perez gives his view on why the Spanish Inquisition took place. The Spanish Inquisition began with the discrimination against any religion that opposed the Catholic Church in Spain. They mainly targeted the religious beliefs of Judaism making Jewish people and conversos the victims. Many Jews and Muslims were forced to leave the country or were persecuted because they could not openly practice their religion and did not want to convert. During this…

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    The medieval inquisition had played a considerable role in Christian Spain during the 13th century, but the struggle against the Moors had kept the inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula busy and served to strengthen their faith. When toward the end of the 15th century the Reconquista was all but complete, the desire for religious unity became more and more pronounced. Spain’s Jewish population, which was among the largest in Europe, soon became a target. Over centuries, the Jewish community in…

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    contrapposto style. At face value, this image appears to have no religious connotations other than what can be inferred from the colors of the cloth and the presence of the putto. There are no outright religious symbols in this painting. Additionally, the main figure is nude. Based on this knowledge, it can be inferred that, given the time period, Velazquez likely endured criticism from the Roman Inquisition. This piece features no emphasis on the morals, teachings, or iconography of the…

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    It was a warm June day in Rome. Francesco Niccolini, a Tuscan ambassador, and Galileo Galilei, an aging mathematician, sat in the Villa Medici awaiting their call to the Holy Office. It had been months since the beginning of his trial with the Roman Inquisition and Galileo was ready to be finished with the ordeal. He had been ill since the first session of his interrogation back in April and his condition had continued to worsen. Niccolini had already been informed of the old man’s sentence,…

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    Those monsters. Those hypocrites. Those ungodly, corrupt, monstrous hypocrites. I had a town. I had a congregation. I had a community. They took that all away. The Inquisition massacred my town. What does massacring innocents show about the Catholic Church? Does it show that they are moral? Certainly not. Does it counter the accusations of corruption rife throughout the church? Not but in forever silencing the voices of the accusers. I am a servant of God. That fact will never change. I may have…

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    Enlightenment period, when Europeans began to evaluate the consequences of oppression caused by the Roman Catholic Church. Among these Europeans was a rebellious intellectual, Voltaire, who openly criticized the religious system in his literature. An example of his work is “Candide,” a story that portrays characters who hold positions in the church as immoral and disreputable. Through the use of religious antagonists in “Candide,” Voltaire reveals the hypocritical character of those who follow…

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    The Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition, established in fifteen-forty-two by Pope Paul III (the pontifical incumbent who was also responsible for the authorization of the Jesuit Order), was the primary institution to maintain and implement Papal bulls, in addition to their function of administering legalistic ramifications upon deviants of Catholic orthodoxy within the Papal States, and ostensibly exhibiting proper procedure to Catholic states in the process of…

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    she has nothing to do with the devil, thus that she did not want to renounce the devil, saying that he has not misled her, and upon inquisition of having confessed to being present at the carol, she insisted that although she had said that, it is not true and that she is not a witch.”. However when she starts to get tortured she says “that it was twenty years ago that the devil appeared to her, being in her lodgings in the form of a man dressed in a little cow-hide and black breeches.” After…

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    Crusades Advantages

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    The Inquisition was the mechanism to achieve absolute power, cleanse the lands from nonbelievers and solidify the Roman Catholic Church as the One True Faith. Prior to Pope Gregory’s Dominican Order, it was Pope Urban II’s sermon in 1095 in France that commenced the mission now known as the First Crusade. INSERT DEFINITION OF CRUSADE. Urban II told horrific tales, embellishments of the truth and stereotyping of the Muslims and Jews from past pilgrimages. He was successful in launching the…

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