Righteous Persecution

Inquisitors from the Order of Preachers, or Dominicans, crafted and promoted Christian meanings for their persecution of heresy in medieval Europe. With a mixture of existing religious beliefs, new interpretations, and responses to criticism, Dominicans shaped a medieval Christianity that permitted—or demanded—inquisitorial repression.

Righteous Persecution
Inquisition, Dominicans, and Christianity in the Middle Ages

Christine Caldwell Ames

2008 | 320 pages | Cloth $59.95
Religion
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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I: IN THE GARDEN
Chapter 1: The Wolves and the Sheep
Chapter 2: Holy Inquisitors
Chapter 3: The Burning Torch

PART II: INQUISITION AS DIVINE DISCIPLINE
Chapter 4: Souls and Bodies
Chapter 5: The Deserved Punishment	

Conclusion
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments