Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete Sara Tilghman Nalle

ISBN: 9780813920016

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Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete  by  Sara Tilghman Nalle

Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete by Sara Tilghman Nalle
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Convinced he was the Elijah Messiah, the Spanish peasant Bartolome Sanchez believed that God had sent him in divine retribution for the crimes committed by the Inquisition and the Church. Sanchezs vocal and intolerable religious deviance quicklyMoreConvinced he was the Elijah Messiah, the Spanish peasant Bartolome Sanchez believed that God had sent him in divine retribution for the crimes committed by the Inquisition and the Church.

Sanchezs vocal and intolerable religious deviance quickly landed him in the very court he believed he was sent to destroy. Fortunately for him, the first inquisitor assigned to his case came to believe that Sanchez was not guilty by virtue of insanity, and tried to collect the proof that would save his life.For seven years, Sanchez shuttled between jails, hospitals, and his home village while his fate hung in the balance.

Nalle convincingly evokes the compassion of Sanchezs first inquisitor, Pedro Cortes, as he struggled to save his prisoners life, and argues that the Spanish, compared to other Europeans of the day, were remarkably rational and humane when dealing with the mentally ill.A gripping tale of madness and religious conviction, Mad for God offers new historical insight into the ongoing debate over the nature of religious inspiration, insanity, and criminal responsibility.



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