Understanding The Inquisition With Christopher Check

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Our Summer Series continues with Christopher Check at his telling of the Inquisition. If you live in the San Diego area come join us. Admission is FREE!! You won't want to miss this! (Please not the location change for this one)

In the annals of history, perhaps no story sets itself so violently against the Catholic Church and Catholic Spain as the black legend of the Inquisition. From claims of the most grotesque tortures, secretive and unjust legal proceedings, and tens of thousands of brutal executions, the Inquisition in the modern world is almost a byword for tyranny.

And yet, the truth of the matter is quite different. This lecture looks at the scriptural and historical precedents for the Roman, and later Spanish Inquisition, as well as their purposes and procedures. It also dispels some of the most persistent myths surrounding the Inquisitions. To medieval man,heresy was not merely a religious oddity, or a difference of opinion, but a dangerous and violent thing that tore asunder the political and cultural life of a Christian kingdom.

This talk presents Inquisition’s true foundation in the Sacred Scriptures, its use of the best of Roman jurisprudence, and the relatively benign and merciful practices of the Inquisition’s courts and prisons. While denying none of the abuses and periodic cruelty employed by Spain’s inquisitors, the lecture shows that the Inquisition saved untold souls, and in Spain preserved the social fabric of the country, far after most of Europe’s countries were riddled with Protestant error.
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