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REVISIONIST HISTORY NEWSLETTER
June, 2012, issue no. 62 just published:
"Proto-Rabbinic Tactics of Deceit and their Adoption by Churchmen during the Renaissance"
By Michael Hoffman
Why can't the modern Catholic hierarchy give a straight accounting of the child molestation plague?
Why do Protestant fundamentalists deceive their congregations regarding what the Bible says about the poor, social justice, usury and counterfeit Israel?
Michael Hoffman tracks the source to Renaissance "casuist" theologians in the Church, imitating the spirit of the Kol Nidrei rite, during a time when the Church was also accommodating Kabbalism, permitting the publication of the Talmud and breaking its ancient commitments against usury.
From the days of the Gospel to those of St. Augustine and Aquinas, the Church had stood firmly against all forms of deceit and dissimulation.
But starting in the 16th century, rabbinic-like techniques of "equivocation" and "mental reservation" seeped into Christendom with devastating effects that are still with us. Follow the trail through the Jesuits, Puritans, Shakespeare, St. Alphonsus Liguori and Pope Innocent XI. Revisionist history at its best!
"A Diorama of Our Demise”
A review of the new book, Ritual America: Secret Brotherhoods
"The Reinvention of Craig Heimbichner"
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