Philosophy 2006 Chapter : KP 33 - Pope Innocent VIII's Papal Bull

38 views1 pages

Document Summary

Kp 33 pope innocent viii: summis desiderantes affectibus (1484) *innocent viii became pope in august 1484. *basically this document was an official document stating that the pope has political power over all regions, and all heretical acts must be recognized and punished. Innocent viii was moved by complaints of kramer & sprenger that local ecclesiastical authorities in germany refused to aid them in their pursuit of heretical witchcraft. Purpose was to remove judicial obstacles preventing kramer & sprenger from carrying out their witch hunt. Traditionally considered the beginning of the witch persecutions. Drawbacks: likeness to other papal documents, particular emphasis upon preaching, lack of dogmatic pronouncement on the subject of witchcraft. Catholic faith grow and flourish as much as possible. All heretical pravity be put far from the territories of the faithful. attempting to prevent the taint of heretical pravity and of other like evils from spreading their infection to the ruin of others who are innocent.

Get access

Grade+20% off
$8 USD/m$10 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Grade+
Homework Help
Study Guides
Textbook Solutions
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
Booster Class
40 Verified Answers
Class+
$8 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Class+
Homework Help
Study Guides
Textbook Solutions
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
Booster Class
30 Verified Answers

Related Documents