Sabine Schratz OP
Dr. theol. (University of Münster), MA Medieval and Modern History, is director of Lumen. She has published in the fields of Church History and liturgical praxis and taught in third-level and adult education.
21 Jan.-3 March (10.30-12.00 noon)
The Inquisition is shrouded in shuddering legends. At its time, however, the Medieval Inquisition was a revolutionary breakthrough in legal practice. This module will look at its innovation and ambiguity as well as at the modern Roman Inquisition (“Holy Office”) and its stance on magic and witchcraft, science, “dangerous” writings, and the new 19th Century working class. The module will conclude with an examination of present-day procedures for disciplinary action used by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. €65 (6 weeks)