Against the Inquisition

Against the Inquisition

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ISBN-13: 9781503949263
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2018
Edition description: Translatio
Pages: 636
Sales rank: 296,578
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Marcos Aguinis is a prize-winning, internationally bestselling author. Born the son of European Jewish immigrants in Argentina in 1935, Aguinis learned at age seven that his grandfather and the rest of his family in Europe had been killed by the Nazis. Describing this as the defining moment of his life, Aguinis says it is what drove him to write, in an effort to repair the “broken mechanism of humanity.” He published his first book in 1963 and since then has published thirteen novels, fourteen essay collections, four short-story collections, and two biographies covering historical, political, and artistic themes. Aguinis was the first author outside of Spain to win the prestigious Planeta Award for his book The Inverted Cross, and his novel Against the Inquisition was praised by Nobel Prize laureate Mario Vargas Llosa as a “stirring song of freedom.” When democracy was reinstated in Argentina in 1983, Aguinis became secretary of culture, for his brave fight against dictatorship and the defense of human rights, and sponsored the renowned “cultural renaissance.” For more information, visit www.aguinis.net.

Table of Contents

Book 1 Genesis Embers of Childhood 1

Prologue 3

Book 2 Exodus the Journey of Bewilderment 153

Book 3 Leviticus the City of Kings 253

Book 4 Numbers Chile, Brief Arcadia 379

Book 5 Deuteronomy Depths and Heights 495

Epilogue 616

Acknowledgments 619

About the Author 621

About the Translator 623

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PonderthePage More than 1 year ago
Early 17th century Peru, Francisco Maldonado da Silva, Chile’s first graduated medical doctor, defies the absolute power of the Spanish Inquisition.  Against the Inquisition by Marcos Aguinis poetically guides us through Francisco’s spiritual evolution, from childhood, a naïve age when Old and New Christians are the same, to adulthood, a wiser age when he is certain of his difference from all Christians.  His persecution isn’t rare.  He is one of thousands condemned because of his Jewish blood.  What sets him apart is his steadfast conviction, superior knowledge of Christian and Jewish scripture, and courageous refusal to bend to the Inquisitions order to repent.  Francisco Maldonado da Silva was imprisoned for 12 years and burnt alive January 23rd, 1639.   I am thankful that Against the Inquisition has been translated into English.  It is a beautiful and tragic story that should be experienced by all.  It took a while to finish it.  This is not light reading.  I learned much about the Inquisition’s persecution of the Jewish people and will follow up with my own research into the events of that horrific time in history and into Francisco’s theological arguments.  In my opinion, any historical fiction novel that makes the reader think, question, and then research historical people and/or events is superbly written.  Against the Inquisition is better than superb, it is exceptional.    I implore you to take the time to read this novel.  You will not regret it.