Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Last Confession

Last night, till the early hours of this morning, I read MORRIS WEST'S final novel before his death, THE LAST CONFESSION, which is about GIORDANO BRUNO, Dominican monk and rationalist philosopher, who was burnt at the stake in Rome's Campo dei Flori on Feb 17, 1600. 
Bruno's beliefs and writings were considered heretical by the Catholic Church. 
Investigated and tortured by the Holy Office of the Inquisition, and incarcerated for seven years in Rome's worst prison, Bruno was given the opportunity to recant but chose instead to die for his beliefs.

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