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FireSong: The Story of Luis de Carvajal and the Mexican Inquisition

FireSong The Story of Luis de Carvajal and the Mexican Inquisition The tale of a Jewish martyr and his sister who died together in Mexico City in explores his determination to never lose heart and to cling to his faith and cultural identity in the face of total

  • Title: FireSong: The Story of Luis de Carvajal and the Mexican Inquisition
  • Author: Anna Lanyon
  • ISBN: 9781741147087
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • The tale of a Jewish martyr and his sister who died together in Mexico City in 1596 explores his determination to never lose heart, and to cling to his faith and cultural identity in the face of totalitarian oppression It is 1596 and in Mexico the Inquisition is at its most efficient A young man trembles in his cell as he prays for salvation, torn between the ChristianityThe tale of a Jewish martyr and his sister who died together in Mexico City in 1596 explores his determination to never lose heart, and to cling to his faith and cultural identity in the face of totalitarian oppression It is 1596 and in Mexico the Inquisition is at its most efficient A young man trembles in his cell as he prays for salvation, torn between the Christianity he was schooled in and his ancestral faith What heresies will the Holy Office uncover Can he protect his mother and sisters He is Luis de Carvajal His forbears had fled the Inquisition in Spain to Portugal and then from there to the New World But the lives they try to rebuild as conversos in Mexico are just as perilous, for the Inquisition is determined to root out heretics throughout its realms Luis s quest for true faith unfolds a tense and moving narrative, as he and his family s spirit and ingenuity are tested again and again This vivid history presents a world without the human rights and tolerance we take for granted today yet the insights remain all too pertinent insights into the power of faith, the tangled knot of religious and political interests, and human yearning for identity, belonging, and spirituality.

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    1 thought on “FireSong: The Story of Luis de Carvajal and the Mexican Inquisition

    1. Fire and Song tells the story of a Jewish martyr, who had to go through the Mexican inquisition in 1500s, from a historical perspective. The writer tried to stay true to his and his family's accounts as much as possible, which unfortunately made the narrative repetitive like the questioning at the start of each investigation or the testimony against the Carvajals family that appeared a few times in different chapters. last two chapters were unnecessary in my opinion, but they did provide some cl [...]

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