Christianity’s Criminal History, 106

 Editors’ note: To contextualise these translations of Karlheinz Deschner’s encyclopaedic history of the Church in 10-volumes, Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums, read the abridged translation of Volume I.   The hostility to classic culture in early Christian Latin writers The fact that also ecclesiastical authors imbued with philosophy disqualify or hate the latter is something that is…

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Kriminalgeschichte, 66

Sant’Agostino nello studio by Vittore Carpaccio (1502)   ‘Genius in all fields of Christian doctrine’ [Augustine] often dictated at the same time discussions to several writings: 93 works or 232 ‘books’, he says in the year 427 in his Retractationes (which critically contemplate, so to speak, his work in chronological succession), to which we must…

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Kriminalgeschichte, 18

Below, abridged translation from the first volume of Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums (Criminal History of Christianity)   Chapter 4: First attacks against paganism ‘And you, too, Holy Emperor, have the duty of holding and punishing, and it is your duty, by virtue of the first commandment of the Most High, to pursue with your…

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