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    DescriptionThe 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 Guantanamo to the filing cabinets of the Third Reich, Murphy traces the Inquisition and its legacy. With the combination of vivid immediacy and learned analysis that characterized his acclaimed Are We Rome?, Murphy puts a human face on a familiar but little-known piece of our past, and argues that only by understanding the Inquisition can we hope to explain the making of the present.


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    Title
    God's Jury
    Subtitle
    The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cullen Murphy, Narrator Robertson Dean
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452606828
    ISBN 10: 145260682X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS037010
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MODERN
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037030
    DC21: 272.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55500
    BISAC V2.8: REL108020
    DC22: 272/.2
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 272.2
    BISAC V2.8: REL116000
    LC classification: BX1713 .M87 2012C
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NH, QRAX, QRAM9
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    19 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Cullen Murphy is the author of "Are We Rome?: The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America," "The Word According to Eve," and the essay collection "Just Curious." Robertson Dean has recorded hundreds of audiobooks in most every genre. He's been nominated for several Audie Awards, won nine Earphones Awards, and was named one of "AudioFile" magazine's Best Voices of 2010.
    Review quote
    "Dean's gently authoritative voice is clear, articulate, and unbiased in describing the most notorious institution of religious enforcement---and its legacy." ---AudioFile