[PDF] ↠ Free Read ↠ Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete : by Sara Tilghman Nalle ↠

By Sara Tilghman Nalle | Comments: ( 176 ) | Date: ( Dec 06, 2019 )

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 Sanchez s 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 caseConvinced 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 Sanchez s 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 Sanchez s first inquisitor, Pedro Cortes, as he struggled to save his prisoner s 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.


  • Title: Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete
  • Author: Sara Tilghman Nalle
  • ISBN: 9780813920016
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Mad for God: Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete

  • Stephania

    Through the life of Bartolome Sanchez and his dealings with the Inquisition, we a look at 16th century Spain and the complexities of religious, bureaucratic, social, and peasant life. Prolific use of primary source material (the Inquisitors were nothing if not meticulous record keepers) really brings a lot of detail and allows us an in-depth look at both Sanchez's and Inquisitor Cortes's religious views. Author Nalle masterfully demonstrates how the lives of these two men really captures an era [...]


  • Leslie Ann

    I read this microhistory (my first!) for Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge, and actually enjoyed it. The book truly exemplifies how[t]he issues raised by Sanchez's story are at the same time universal and specific to the cultural environment of sixteenth-century Spain: Who decides what is a genuine message from God? Who should possess certain kinds of knowledge? What goes beyond the boundaries of rational behavior? And what constitutes a crime?The writing is very accessible and smoothly weaves i [...]


  • Matthew Picardat

    Unique look into the Spanish Inquisition and it's view on madness and perception of heresy.


  • Carrie

    Fantastic microhistory of the Spanish Inquisition, highly recommended! Superb context and very readable.


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