Inquisition, Voluntarism, and Harshness: The Origins of the Death Penalty in the Medieval Inquisition and Lessons for Contemporary Political Philosophy

By Joseph Prud'homme.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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I explore the medieval Inquisition, its relationship to changes in the sacraments that emphasized free assent to the Church, and implications for contemporary political theory.

Keywords: The Medieval Inquisition, Voluntarism, Autonomy, Sacraments, The Middle Ages, The Death Penalty, Foucault, Heresy

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 9, pp.65-76. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.811MB).

Dr. Joseph Prud'homme

He is currently Assistant Professor at Christopher Newport University Professor Prud'homme received his Ph.D. in the Interdepartmental Program in Political Philosophy, Princeton University, U.S.A.


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