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The Spanish Inquisition
We'll look at the origins, activities, tragedies, myths, and legacies of this infamous institution. OPEN LECTURE "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!" is a hilarious Monty Python sketch that proves the adage that comedy = tragedy + time. In its time in early modern Spain, the Inquisition was infamous for its activities against Spanish Jews, Muslims, Christian converts from both groups, as well as heretics, Protestants, and other perceived enemies of the Spanish crown. There is no doubt the the persecution, expulsions, torture, trial and execution of members of these groups resulted in horrific tragedy and suffering. But we will also look at the extent to which some of the reported atrocities of the Inquisition may have been exaggerated by Protestants as part of a program of anti-Catholic polemics. The presentation ends around 9.00. The exchange of ideas usually continues until 10, or even later, while we share complimentary snacks and beverages. The venue is called “Centre Place” and is located at 320 Richmond St. E - Suite 101, Toronto, ON, M5A 1P9. We're on a commercial unit of "The Modern" condominium, at the NE corner of Sherbourne and Richmond. Our unit has its own entrance on Richmond, right next to McFarrens Ln. Above the main entrance there's a blue sign that says "Centre Place". (For directions lookup "Centre Place Toronto" on your phone). The venue is 100% accessible.

Centre Place

320 Richmond Street East #101 · Toronto, ON

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How do you live a meaningful life? What is the self? Do you have free will or is everything determined? What will make you happy? What is happiness? Why is there so much suffering in the world? Does anything have any meaning? If not, why do you value some things more than others?

Our seminar group is committed to exploring these and similar questions as we bring in experts to lecture on topics including history, theology, philosophy, religious studies, comparative religions, scripture study, neurology, and more.

Anyone who is committed to life-long learning, who wants to be introspective and thoughtful about their own life, and to share ideas about how philosophers and theologians have wrestled with the same big issues throughout time should join us.

Our address is 320 Richmond St. E - Suite 101, Toronto, ON, M5A 1P9. We're on a commercial unit of "The Modern" condominium, at the NE corner of Sherbourne and Richmond. Our unit has its own entrance on Richmond, right next to McFarrens Ln.

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