Secret Files of the Inquisition
There is playing now on many PBS stations a series titled, "The Secret Files of the Inquisition." It’s very well done, and quite fascinating. I just happened to catch the episode that featured the stories of several Lutherans in Venice and elsewhere who were executed by the Inquisition. It was quite breathtaking actually to just catch a glimpse of their steadfast Lutheran confession of faith, and refusal to abandon it. A young Italian university student was eventually boiled in oil for his refusal to recant. It’s not perhaps as scholarly as we might prefer, and can be accused just a bit of sensationalism, but it appears that some of the basic facts are getting out through the series. If you have a chance to see it, you might enjoy the opportunity. You can check it out at the link in this post.