The Inquisition, revisited

The Vatican has put together a museum exhibit on the Inquisition, supposedly trying to show that it was not as bad as its reputation. From this story, it still sounds pretty bad, with the exhibit showing instructions on how to persecute Protestants and an account about how one of these “heretics” was hanged.

It’s interesting to hear non-believers bring up the Inquisition as some sort of evidence against Christianity when Protestants–and, especially, us Lutherans–were some of its major victims.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://jdueck.net Joel

    I see your point, as far as it goes. But then, both the Lutherans and the Catholics were pretty harsh on us Anabaptists. Where does that leave us? just askin’.

  • http://jdueck.net Joel

    I see your point, as far as it goes. But then, both the Lutherans and the Catholics were pretty harsh on us Anabaptists. Where does that leave us? just askin’.

  • Bror Erickson

    PBS did a documentary on the Inquisition a few years back, I was amazed at how many Lutheran Martyrs there were who don’t get a day in our hymnals.

    Joel,
    which anabaptists do you align yourself with?

  • Bror Erickson

    PBS did a documentary on the Inquisition a few years back, I was amazed at how many Lutheran Martyrs there were who don’t get a day in our hymnals.

    Joel,
    which anabaptists do you align yourself with?

  • organshoes

    I wonder do they reveal the dreaded soft cushions and the comfy chair?

  • organshoes

    I wonder do they reveal the dreaded soft cushions and the comfy chair?


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