An arm of the Spanish Inquisition, the Mexican Inquisition was launched by the Catholic Church to maintain religious orthodoxy in the face of what the church viewed as the Protestant menace.Is the Spanish Inquisition based on a true story?
Thus far, the fruits of that research have made one thing abundantly clear — the myth of the Spanish Inquisition has nothing at all to do with the real thing. The scene is a plain-looking room with a door to the left.When did the Inquisition start in medieval Europe?
The medieval Inquisition began in 1184 when Pope Lucius III sent a list of heresies to Europe's bishops and commanded them to take an active role in determining whether those accused of heresy were, in fact, guilty.Why was heresy so important to the Spanish Inquisition?
It was their science, their philosophy, their politics, their identity, and their hope for salvation. It was not a personal preference but an abiding and universal truth. Heresy, then, struck at the heart of that truth. It doomed the heretic, endangered those near him, and tore apart the fabric of community.