Title, Fortalitium fidei. Biblioteca Digital Dioscórides · Incunables (Biblioteca Histórica UCM). Author, Alfonso de la Espina. Publisher, Antonius Koberger, “Fortalitium fidei” is often credited as a precursor to Western demonology and witchcraft lore, but that isn’t the scariest part of this work. Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. Public domain books belong to the public and we .

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Joseph Glanvil was an English clergyman and philosopher.

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Communications Brandeis Home Brandeis. Deep in the cool, dry basement of Goldfarb Library, faces of death mingle with witches, demons and the devil.

The “Fortalitium Fidei” deals with the different kinds of armour to be used by preachers and others in their warfare against the enemies of the Christian religion.

The fact that the Fortalitium appeared anonymously gave rise to some difference of opinion as to its authorship. Regrettably, I can’t reply to every letter, but I greatly appreciate your feedback — especially notifications about typographical errors and inappropriate ads. De Espina, who some forttalitium believe to be a Christian convert, called for the expulsion of all Jews and Muslims from Spain.

This article was transcribed for New Advent by Douglas J. It is divided into five books, the first directed against those who deny the Divinity of Christthe second against hereticsfortalihium third against the Jewsand the fourth against the Mohammedanswhile the fifth ficei treats of the battle to be waged against the Gates of Hell.


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He was the author of Fortalitium Fideia treatise on arguments to be used to oppose detractors of Catholicism. Monday, December 31, De Espina classifies demons into 10 categories including goblins, incubi and succubi, and demons that specifically target old women.

The reason why the work is included in the “Scriptores O. In this last book the author dwells at length upon the demons and their hatred of men; the powers they have over men and the diminution fortalltium these powers, owing to the victory of Christ on the Cross, the final condition of the demonsetc. Robert Appleton Company, However, most modern scholars attribute it to Alfonso de Spina [ citation needed ]. In the latter half of the 17th century, the cognoscenti were struggling to reconcile new approaches to science and religious thought.

Welcome to the Robert D. Recent scholarship suggests that Alphonso was not a converted Jew or fotralitium. Suggest a Story Email: The Archives house hundreds of volumes and precious artifacts, including the death masks of the Italian American anarchists Ferdinando Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Humanities and Social SciencesResearch. The Fortalitium was written inbut it was added to by de Spina at different times up to the year As appears from the text, this work was written inbut it was added to by the author at different times up fortalutium the year In The Catholic Encyclopedia. Glanvil personally investigated a popular poltergeist, known as foortalitium Drummer of Tedworth, and collected other stories of witchcraft from around the country.


Spanish Franciscandate of birth unknown; died about By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Fortalitium fidei

Alphonso de Espina, best known as one of the harbingers of the Spanish Inquisition, published the first printed book to contain references to witchcraft. By the late fortalitlum century, the zealotry of witch hunts had faded, though pockets of superstition remained. De Espina writes about assemblies of women in southern France who were burnt — the earliest printed reference to the burning of accused witches.

Less than a decade later, the Inquisition was established, during which scholars estimate hundreds of thousands of people were killed. The first edition was issued about ; the edition published at Nuremberg in begins thus: His empirical approach to the supernatural influenced other thinkers of the time, including Cotton Mather, whose writings on witchcraft fueled some of the hysteria leading to the Salem Witch Trials.

Alphonso de Spina unknown date of birth — in or about was a Spanish Franciscan Catholic Bishoppreacher and writer. Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.