Kriminalgeschichte, 68

A 17th-century Calvinist print depicting Pelagius The caption says: Accurst Pelagius, with what false pretence Durst thou excuse Man’s foul Concupiscence, Or cry down Sin Originall, or that The Love of GOD did Man predestinate.   The overthrow of Pelagius Rather than the struggle against the Donatists, Augustine was internally motivated by the prolonged quarrel…

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Kriminalgeschichte, 17

Antonello da Messina Jerome in his study, ca. 1474-1475 National Gallery, London Below, abridged translation from the first volume of Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums (Criminal History of Christianity)   St. Jerome and his ‘cattle for the slaughter of hell’ To the master Jerome, rich in wealth inherited from a noble Catholic household, we can…

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