The Pope And The Heretic: A True Story Of Courage And Murder At The Hands Of The Inquisition Michael White

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The Pope And The Heretic: A True Story Of Courage And Murder At The Hands Of The Inquisition  by  Michael White

The Pope And The Heretic: A True Story Of Courage And Murder At The Hands Of The Inquisition by Michael White
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Giordano Bruno, the subject of Michael Whites The Pope and the Heretic, was a thoroughly modern intellect whose fate was to have lived during the late 16th century, a period characterized in large part by the Inquisition, the Churchs monomaniacalMoreGiordano Bruno, the subject of Michael Whites The Pope and the Heretic, was a thoroughly modern intellect whose fate was to have lived during the late 16th century, a period characterized in large part by the Inquisition, the Churchs monomaniacal suppression of what it deemed heretical thought.

A cerebral maverick, Bruno believed in and wrote about an infinite universe--something beyond Copernicuss heliocentric system, the human origins of the concept of the Trinity, and a possible amalgamation of Roman Catholic doctrine with those of ancient religions. His real crime, at least in Romes eyes, was his belief in free inquiry. Whites biography is exemplary, in no small part because of his concise, crystal-clear discussions of the periods intellectual beliefs, the delicately tempestuous battle between papal and civil authorities, and his detailed, illuminating look at Brunos trial and subsequent burning at the stake.

The Pope and the Heretic is a trustworthy and enlightening entrance into the dizzyingly complex age of the Renaissance. --H. OBillovich



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