God's Jury

God's Jury

The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

Book - 2012
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Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
ISBN: 9780618091560
0618091564
Branch Call Number: 272.2 MURPHY
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 24 cm

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Jul 27, 2016

"Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on "I am not too sure.""
H.L. Mencken 1880-1956
http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7805.H_L_Mencken

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