Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy

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☆ 8DFDCDB2D1A701A6DD3B Ù ✓ Martin Elsant Epub à Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy F28D244BADAC812A1841 At an auto da fe in th century Portugal, Diego Lopes was chained to a stake and a pyre was lit Then, according to both Chr an auto da fe in th century Portugal, Diego Lopes was chained to a stake and a pyre was lit Then, according to both Christian and Jewish witnesses, he mysteriously disappeared in front of thousands of astonished spectators The only point of contention was that the Christians believed he was so evil that he was dragged body and soul directly to hell, while the Jews believed he was so righteous that he was taken body and soul up to heaven What really happened? And can love, strong enough ✓ Martin Elsant Epub à Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy to cross a religious divide, survive the fires of the Inquisition? The answers to these questions are the story of Acts of Faith ‘I would rather stand with God and against man than with man and against God’ Israeli author Martin Elsant has retired from his career as a radiologist and now embraces his passion for Jewish history with his writing His published books Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy to date – BAR MITZVAH LESSONS, PEOPLE ARE JUST NO DAMN GOOD, and now ACTS OF FAITH, the initial volume of his proposed trilogy THE INQUISITION The trilogy is his intelligent research into the life of Diego Lopes and his interrogation by the 16th century Inquisition Martin lives in Jerusalem With refined sensitivity Martin escorts us into the period of the Inquisition, offering some quotes such as ‘An Auto de fe is not so much an Act of Faith, which the words import, as of the hypocrisy of Inquisi At an auto da fe in th century Portugal, Diego Lopes was chained to a stake and a pyre was lit Then, according to both Christian and Jewish witnesses, he mysteriously disappeared in front of thousands of astonished spectators The only point of contention was that the Christians believed he was so evil that he was dragged body and soul directly to hell, while the Jews believed he was so righteous that he was taken body and soul up to heaven

What really happened? And can love, strong enough to cross a religious divide, survive the fires of the Inquisition? The answers to these questions are the story of Acts of Faith Catholic readers might not like what I discovered about Mother Church in this enlightening book Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy I certainly didn’t In fact I was horrified I’d heard of the Spanish Inquisition but really didn’t know much about it Well, if I hadn’t already evolved into a nonpractising Catholic over the years, coupled with what we are learning about the Catholic clergy these days, I would definitely not have wanted to identify as Catholic The book Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy starts rather benignly: a sweet sad love story between an educated young woman and a man training for the priesthood Their differing views on good and bad separate them Up until that point, the story isnt especially exciting But once the young man leaves the seminary to become a notary for the Inquisition, wowdoes the pace, content and plot pick up speed.
This book Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy is one I won’t forget soonan This is some excellent storytelling.
The beginning involves some expert level character introduction; the way that the author pulls the reader into the life of each character in such short passages is wonderful The way that the narratives of the central characters together is beautiful.
This tale really brings a horrific point in history to life Kind of surprised that the Inquisition targeted witchcraft less often than divorce, Jews, and Protestants (Maybe witchcraft wasdifficult to prove?)I became so sucked into the story that at the end of chapter 5 I literally yelled at the book Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy because of a decision that one of the characters made that I did not agree with (No spoilers; you'll just have to read Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy it.
) ‘I would rather stand with God and against man than with man and against God’ Israeli author Martin Elsant has retired from his career as a radiologist and now embraces his passion for Jewish history with his writing His published books Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy to date – BAR MITZVAH LESSONS, PEOPLE ARE JUST NO DAMN GOOD, and now ACTS OF FAITH, the initial volume of his proposed trilogy THE INQUISITION The trilogy is his intelligent research into the life of Diego Lopes and his interrogation by the 16th century Inquisition Martin lives in Jerusalem With refined sensitivity Martin escorts us into the period of the Inquisition, offering some quotes such as ‘An Auto de fe is not so much an Act of Faith, which the words import, as of the hypocrisy of Inquisi This is a story about possibilitiesElsant takes us into the period of the Inquisition There are historical accounts and questions raised by the author that make this book Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy worth delving into Diego’s disappearance is surreal in some aspects, but it’s made authentic by the author’s approach I was swept up by Ari and Maria’s story which, ultimately, is the result of the Spanish Inquisition This is a story that focuses on historical details and those who people the story This interesting novel is not for everyone, but it’s certainly a 5 star story for those who appreciate historical research into the period of the Inquisition and for those who enjoy a tale of intrigue melded with history and literature It is a book, though not for everyone, that a certain readership will appreciate This author’s skillful structuring results in a piece o This is a story about possibilitiesElsant takes us into the period of the Inquisition There are historical accounts and questions raised by the author that make this book Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy worth delving into Diego’s disappearance is surreal in some aspects, but it’s made authentic by the author’s approach I was swept up by Ari and Maria’s story which, ultimately, is the result of the Spanish Inquisition This is a story that focuses on historical details and those who people the story This interesting novel is not for everyone, but it’s certainly a 5 star story for those who appreciate historical research into the period of the Inquisition and for those who enjoy a tale of intrigue melded with history and literature It is a book, though not for everyone, that a certain readership will appreciate This author’s skillful structuring results in a piece o Portugal, 16th century Aristides is a seminary student when he first meets Maria Lopes Maria’s father, Diego, is a wealthy merchant from a New Christian family who soon comes under the Inquisition’s scrutiny When Diego is arrested, Maria realizes she will need a miracle to save him from the direst of punishments, the auto da fe But Diego Lopes’s burning at the stake is one of legend According to witness accounts, while tied to a lit pyre, Lopes vanished before the eyes of thousands Was he dragged to hell as his accusers believed, or could the ingenuity of a few brave souls make the impossible possible?The story begins with a hefty dose of matteroffact exposition, stunting the book’s early momentum Thankfully, as chapters progress, wellrounded characters and a budding romance enrich the storylin Faith, Hope and LoveActs of Faith: Part One of the Inquisition Trilogy by Martin Elsant is a beautifully written love story about faith, commitment and love.
The year is 1569.
It is a time of simplicity, new discoveries (cocoa was a new commodity), the power of the Catholic Church was in full display, and there were marked lines between the haves and havenots.
It was also during the height of the Portuguese Inquisition where the Catholic Church was endeavoring to root out those who lived contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church The main actions of those being investigated were the possible religious crimes of Judaizing, bigamy and witchcraft.
In front of this backdrop a tender love story unfolds between a promising seminarian student, Ari, and a beautiful aristocratic young lady by the name of Maria Their relationship blossoms, bu Romance, History, IntrigueThis book Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy took me by surprise Not only is it well written and well edited, but it’s engrossing entertaining! I’m not one for ancient history, but the author ties in the history of the Inquisition and other religious history well, so that reading the book Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy doesn’t feel like a history lesson.
Ari and Maria are likable characters, and you root for them to find a successful relationship Obstacles great and small get in their way, as it does, but as a reader you never lose hope that love will win the day Romances often go too far with the challenges couples face, and some things are unforgivable There’s a good balance here, though, that makes this a satisfying read.
I will say, the first chapter is long winded There is farbackstory in this one ch I really enjoyed reading this book Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy as I thought it had a great story line based on historical facts and events Back in the 16th century, the Inquisition would arrest anyone suspected of practicing a different religion than Christianity and put them on trial I thought the author did a great job of creating a fictional story about people living through this period in history, as this book Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy gave me a sense of how life was like back then This was a very scary time for a lot of people, for both nonChristians and Christians, as anyone could be turned into the Inquisition with very little evidence to support the charges It was especially hard for Jewish people as they had to hide their beliefs and practice their religion in secret and hope to not be caught I liked that the main character, Ari, had one perspective concerning the Inquisition at the b ☆ Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy ¹ When Abuse of the holy office takes a center stageIndeed Martin Elsant has proven his love for Jewish history through this on the inquisition This part one of his trilogy is indeed rich in contents concerning the inquisition While the author’s work was in some ways influenced by the work of Miriam Bodian, Elsant also provided us with another way to look at the period of the inquisition The author exposed some of the ills of the period through extensive study of the period in question A close look at the protagonist of this book Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy provides us with information about the Portuguese inquisition.
One great event happens—which is the disappearance of Diego from the stakes This single event tore through the heart of both the Christians and the Jews leaving them with different opinions The Jews, on one hand, believed he was taken up to heaven for his righteousness and on the Martin Elsant shows a real stroke of genius in the creation of The Inquisition Trilogy Acts of Faith is a brilliant start, and I’m excited to see where Elsant takes it from here.
Acts of Faith humanises some of the most horrendous aspects of the Inquisition, honing in on a romance between Ari (a student of theology and loyal to the Vatican) and Maria (an aristocrat whose uncle has been killed) The resulting tale of love, loss, and the struggle of these characters to reconcile their beliefs to their attachment to one another, is truly beautiful It adds a great depth to what is otherwise an informed and immersive work of historical fiction I would recommend Acts of Faith to just about any reader It’s a thoughtful consideration of human nature in the midst of a truly horrific period of inhumanity, and raises many insights that are still applicable to today’s cu Catholic readers might not like what I discovered about Mother Church in this enlightening book Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy I certainly didn’t In fact I was horrified I’d heard of the Spanish Inquisition but really didn’t know much about it Well, if I hadn’t already evolved into a nonpractising Catholic over the years, coupled with what we are learning about the Catholic clergy these days, I would definitely not have wanted to identify as Catholic The book Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy starts rather benignly: a sweet sad love story between an educated young woman and a man training for the priesthood Their differing views on good and bad separate them Up until that point, the story isnt especially exciting But once the young man leaves the seminary to become a notary for the Inquisition, wowdoes the pace, content and plot pick up speed.
This book Acts of Faith: Part 1 of The Inquisition Trilogy is one I won’t forget soonan

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