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The Resource God's Jury

God's Jury

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God's Jury
Title
God's Jury
Statement of responsibility
Cullen Murphy
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Gods jury
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the Inquisition and the making of the modern world
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Language
eng
Summary
"From Torquemada to Guantánamo and beyond, Cullen Murphy finds the 'inquisitorial impulse' alive, and only too well, in our world" (Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money). 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, its techniques were more ambitious, and its effect on history has been greater than many understand. 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 author of Are We Rome? "masterfully traces the social, legal and political evolution of the Inquisition and the inquisitorial process from its origins in late medieval Christian France to its eerily familiar, secular cousin in the modern world" (San Francisco Chronicle). "God's Jury is a reminder, and we need to be constantly reminded, that the most dangerous people in the world are the righteous, and when they wield real power, look out. . . . Murphy wears his erudition lightly, writes with quiet wit, and has a delightful way of seeing the past in the present." —Mark Bowden, author of Hue 1968 "Beautifully written, very smart, and devilishly engaging." —The Boston Globe
Summary
Examines how the Inquisition's sentiments are thriving in today's world, tracing the history of its legacy through stories that lead to modern incarnations like Vatican edicts, the Third Reich, and Guantanamo's detention camps
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10075885
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DLC
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Murphy, Cullen
Dewey number
272.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the Inquisition and the making of the modern world
Label
God's Jury
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780547607825
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optical disk
Label
God's Jury
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780547607825
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optical disk

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