Judicial Torture in Canon Law and Church Tribunals: From Gratian to Galileo.

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  • Author(s): ANSGAR KELLY, HENRY1
  • Source:
    Catholic Historical Review. Autumn2015, Vol. 101 Issue 4, p754-793. 40p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      canon law
      Gratian
      heresy
      inquisition
      torture
    • Abstract:
      Church historians have thought that the ancient and medieval Church disallowed torture in court proceedings. This view draws on Gratian's Decretum (c. 1140), but Gratian cites canons that permit judicial torture. Deutero-Gratian (c. 1150) added canons from Roman civil law; Huguccio (c. 1190) and the Ordinary Gloss to the Decretum (1215 and later) also adopted Roman criteria but stipulated that the clergy could not apply coercion involving serious injury or bloodshed. Heresy inquisitors added a twist to this practice well before Galileo's trial in 1633: a defendant admitting a heterodox deed but denying evil intent must be examined under torture. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1distinguished research professor, Department of English, University of California, Los Angeles
    • ISSN:
      0008-8080
    • Accession Number:
      10.1353/cat.2015.0261
    • Accession Number:
      111387061
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ANSGAR KELLY, H. Judicial Torture in Canon Law and Church Tribunals: From Gratian to Galileo. Catholic Historical Review, [s. l.], v. 101, n. 4, p. 754–793, 2015. DOI 10.1353/cat.2015.0261. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=111387061. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      ANSGAR KELLY H. Judicial Torture in Canon Law and Church Tribunals: From Gratian to Galileo. Catholic Historical Review. 2015;101(4):754-793. doi:10.1353/cat.2015.0261
    • APA:
      ANSGAR KELLY, H. (2015). Judicial Torture in Canon Law and Church Tribunals: From Gratian to Galileo. Catholic Historical Review, 101(4), 754–793. https://doi.org/10.1353/cat.2015.0261
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      ANSGAR KELLY, HENRY. 2015. “Judicial Torture in Canon Law and Church Tribunals: From Gratian to Galileo.” Catholic Historical Review 101 (4): 754–93. doi:10.1353/cat.2015.0261.
    • Harvard:
      ANSGAR KELLY, H. (2015) ‘Judicial Torture in Canon Law and Church Tribunals: From Gratian to Galileo’, Catholic Historical Review, 101(4), pp. 754–793. doi: 10.1353/cat.2015.0261.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      ANSGAR KELLY, H 2015, ‘Judicial Torture in Canon Law and Church Tribunals: From Gratian to Galileo’, Catholic Historical Review, vol. 101, no. 4, pp. 754–793, viewed 5 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      ANSGAR KELLY, HENRY. “Judicial Torture in Canon Law and Church Tribunals: From Gratian to Galileo.” Catholic Historical Review, vol. 101, no. 4, Oct. 2015, pp. 754–793. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/cat.2015.0261.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      ANSGAR KELLY, HENRY. “Judicial Torture in Canon Law and Church Tribunals: From Gratian to Galileo.” Catholic Historical Review 101, no. 4 (October 2015): 754–93. doi:10.1353/cat.2015.0261.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      ANSGAR KELLY H. Judicial Torture in Canon Law and Church Tribunals: From Gratian to Galileo. Catholic Historical Review [Internet]. 2015 Oct [cited 2020 Dec 5];101(4):754–93. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hlh&AN=111387061