Clear and Present Danger podcast – episode 8: The hounds of God – medieval heretics and inquisitors

From the High Middle Ages, Europe developed into a “persecuting society,” obsessed with stamping out the “cancer” of heresy. But questions about how this was accomplished — and the consequences of these developments — abound: Why did popes and secular rulers shift from persuasion to persecution of heretics? Why was human choice in matters of … Continue reading Clear and Present Danger podcast – episode 8: The hounds of God – medieval heretics and inquisitors