Monthly Archive: November 2011

Pilgrimage to the Prado

After attending the conference on Michael Servetus, my wife Phyllis and I took advantage of being in Spain to spend a few days in Madrid. At the top of our list of things to do was to visit the Prado Museum I had visited as a young man 35 years ago. The Prado is full of “religious” images …

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Servetus: Heretic and Hero

Imagine that an unknown 20-year-old were to write a book today taking issue with some point of religious doctrine, basing his arguments on his interpretation of texts in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. I doubt anyone would notice. Michael Servetus did that almost 500 years ago, and it caused a firestorm. He was instantly condemned as …

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