The inquisition the inquisition was a permanent institution in the catholic church charged with the eradication of heresies unlike many other religions (eg, buddhism, judaism), the catholic church has a hierarchical structure with a central bureaucracy. First spanish inquisition tribunal becomes active in seville targets converts from judaism (conversos) suspected of remaining loyal to their ancestral religion 1483: tomás de torquemada named first inquisitor-general of the spanish inquisition organized inquisitorial tribunals in jaén, córdoba and ciudad real. Catholic inquisition myths busted [11 min video] this video refutes common myths about the catholic inquisition and the spanish inquisition how many people were killed were millions killed how about hundreds of thousands, or tens of thousands hear the facts which destroy the lies ignorance of this issue has given rise to shocking claims.
Non-catholic christians and the secular world have used the inquisitions, the crusades, and the galileo incident as “clubs” to bash the church for almost 500 years. The inquisition: an organization in the roman catholic church in the past that was responsible for finding and punishing people who did not accept its beliefs and practices : a harsh and unfair investigation or series of questions. The catholic church believed that the earth did not move and was the centre of the universe the church thought of galileo as a heretic but this did not stop him writing letters to explain his theory the inquisition found these letters and it was very angry.
Pope gregory's original intent for the inquisition was a court of exception to inquire into and glean the beliefs of those differing from catholic teaching, and to instruct them in the orthodox doctrine it was hoped that heretics would see the falsity of the ir opinion and would return to the roman catholic church if they persisted in their. During the “enlightenment,” individuals, oftentimes who were either heretics or atheists, like voltaire, crafted a presentation of the inquisition to discredit the catholic church the inquisition itself became known as “the black legend” three resources which provide a fair and true presentation on the inquisition are: warren carroll. Inquisition (ĭn´kwĭzĭsh´ən), tribunal of the roman catholic church established for the investigation of heresy the medieval inquisition in the early middle ages investigation of heresy was a duty of the bishops. Bria 9 1 a the inquisition: looking into the human soul constitutional rights foundation bill of right in action winter 1992 (9:1) people had split away from the catholic church to form the orthodox church, and muslims controlled all of north africa but in most of europe, the pope in the vatican remained the undisputed religious leader heresies did not seem a large problem the church.
A few catholic writers, particularly those less interested in digging for truth than in diffusing a criticism of the church, have glossed over incontrovertible facts and tried to whitewash the inquisition this is as much a disservice to the truth as an exaggeration of the inquisition’s bad points these well-intentioned, but misguided. It begins by describing the catholic church as moribund and lacking popular support protestants triumphed over a decadent church that was in collusion with power-hungry political rulers the incident above, and others like it, suggests another story unfortunately, many historians have overlooked a significant fact: the church of. Xem video catholic inquisition with richard bennett 60 min the severity of torture and murder that took place under papal authority during the 605 years of the inquisition can now be revealed from the pages of history. Inquisition, a judicial procedure and later an institution that was established by the papacy and, sometimes, by secular governments to combat heresyderived from the latin verb inquiro (“inquire into”), the name was applied to commissions in the 13th century and subsequently to similar structures in early modern europe.
Odd denials of involvement were printed in catholic church journals, before even anybody had openly accused members of the church then, 10/10/96, in the newscast of s2 aktuell, germany - a station not at all critical to christianity - the following was stated. The inquisition was one of the many catastrophic episodes of the church's past that especially pained pope john paul ii this resulted in a highly public admission of guilt and prayer for forgiveness in 2000 that included not only the inquisition. Systematic murder of believers the untold history of the inquisition (written by a former roman catholic priest, includes historical information and pictures of some of the horrible devices used by the roman catholic church to torture people.
The inquisition was a roman catholic tribunal for discovery and punishment of heresy, which was marked by the severity of questioning and punishment and lack of rights afforded to the accused. Inquisition was one means by which both secular and catholic courts addressed heresy by the end of christianitys first millennium, most of western europe had been converted to christianity by this time, there was little separation of church and state that is, secular and ecclesial offices and legal systems overlapped the effects of one.
Some historical accuracy and perspective should be enough to defuse much of the hatred and animosity aimed at the catholic church first, some general historical facts: the inquisition technically had jurisdiction only over those professing to be christians (ie catholics. The inquisition stopped being the “inquisition” of legend centuries ago the congregation for the doctrine serves a different purpose and therefore is not the same it doesn’t arrest, try, and torture people, and it has no authority over the civil authorities the worst it can do is recommend excommunication from the church there’s no. The catholic church has repudiated the spanish inquisition in fact the late pope john paul ii has apologized for the atrocities committed during the spanish inquisition in fact the late pope john paul ii has apologized for the atrocities committed during the spanish inquisition. The galileo affair (italian: il processo a galileo galilei) was a sequence of events, beginning around 1610, culminating with the trial and condemnation of galileo galilei by the roman catholic inquisition in 1633 for his support of heliocentrism.