The Spanish Catholic Church and the Secular Institutions

Arsić, Ivana and Cvetićanin, Neven (2020) The Spanish Catholic Church and the Secular Institutions. In: Contemporary religious changes: From desecularization to postsecularization : [processes, trends, extents and limits of religious changes in the contemporary world: (de)secularization, postsecularization, revitalization of religion ...]. Yugoslav Society for the Scientific Study of religion : Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University : Institute of Social Sciences, Niš ; Belgrade, pp. 117-124. ISBN 978-86-7093-229-6 (ISS) ; 978-86-86957-22-1(JUNIR)

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The inquisitorial institution of the Iberian Peninsula (XV-XIX) was the instrument of the society’s religious control in the hands of the absolute monarchy, while its mixed nature was recognized in its dual character based on the status of an ecclesiastical court concerning to the origin of its legitimacy and functions. At the same time was presenting a royal court due to the administrative framework. This article will analyze the relationship between the Spanish Catholic Church of the Iberian Peninsula, mainly referring to the regions of today’s Spain, towards the secular institutions of the society with an emphasis on the processes conducted by the Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition that was authorized by the Pope's in supperssing heresy. In the narrower plan, the elements of the procession of the auto da fé will be analyzed where its dual origin, intertwined with liturgical and profane elements will become more prominent in the typology of sanctions and penalties that transcend the legal frameworks of the canon law and transposed under the jurisdiction of the secular authorities. This study will try to present an analysis of these dual courts, whose systems of operation lead to the confrontation of different strategies, but also to their cooperation.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Roman Catholic Church, Secular Institution, Ecclesiastical Institution, Inquisition.
Institutional centre: Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2020 14:16
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2023 12:40

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