The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern WorldBook - 2012
"The Inquisition conducted its last execution in 1826-- the victim was a Spanish schoolmaster convicted of heresy. But as Cullen Murphy shows in this provocative new work, not only did its offices survive into the twentieth century, in the modern world its spirit is more influential than ever. 'God?s Jury' encompasses the diverse stories of the Knights Templar, Torquemada, Galileo, and Graham Greene. 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 and 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 Guant̀namo to the filing cabinets of the Third Reich, Murphy traces the Inquisition and its legacy."--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Call Number: 272.2 MURPHY
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 24 cm
Subjects: Catholic Church -- History.