“The purpose of the book, Gow explained, was to instruct witch hunters on how to identify and prosecute supposed servants of the devil. Invectives Against the Sect of Waldensians/Witches. The book, created in , is bound in thick brown velvet, with brass studs called bosses. An illustration from Tinctor’s Invectives against the Sect of Waldensians (or Witches) from a copy in the National Library of France. This is one of.
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Imagining “Witchcraft”: A Book of Horrors · Tinctor’s Foul Treatise
Gow and his former doctoral student, Rob Desjardins, have translated the manuscript to English, and are currently working on an in-depth comparison with teh sister copies in Europe.
Please enter your email below, and agaist send you a new code to reset your password. Your account has been reactivated. And just as in apostasy from God there are varying degrees and different ways by which it can happen, this detestable sect of witches attains the first and highest degree, for, just as all Christians have promised and solemnly sworn in Holy Baptism to believe, serve and worship one God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, these unchristian and damnable witches have, with unbelievable temerity and audacious unbelief, forgotten it, despise it, condemn and abandon it, and moreover, with intolerable presumption, they defame, desecrate and, as much as they are able, soil, stain and pollute the most venerable and soul-saving sacraments of our Mother the Holy Church, and they even abuse, in their most abominable superstitions and most infamous and vile sacrifices, the most holy and divine sacrament.
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If this apostasy, then, is the origin of pride, it also has to be the origin of all evil in general, for as afainst said Wise Man affirms, pride is the cause of all sin. By clicking “Create Account”, I hearby grant permission to Postmedia to use my account information to create my account. My thanks to the University of Alberta, Gow and Pageau, and their colleague Rob Desjardins, for providing me with this translation: Truly this crime is of the greatest evil, which begins with apostasy and disdain for the Christian religion, for, as the Wise Man says, the beginning of all evil in man is turning away from God and estranging oneself from him by disdaining and condemning him.
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That publication, this online exhibition, and a number of other initiatives are part of the Arras Witchcraft Projectbased here at the University of Alberta. Close is a division of Postmedia inc. Share Adjust Comment Print. Please confirm your details below.
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You must verify your email address before signing in. Thank you for verifiying your email address. This is one of the earliest-known visual depictions of witches on broomsticks.