Alonso de Espina and the Fortress of Faith

This is the fifth video that will discuss my work on Crypto-Judaism. The first book in a four-volume series is titled Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism. This fifth video discusses Alonso de Espina, the author of the Fortalitium Fidei (The Fortress of Faith).

His treatise sought to combat various heresies including Judaism. For De Espina, the solution was clear. Judaism had to be uprooted at its core to properly fight heresy among Conversos.

I also discuss the interesting case of the Convero Ramon Splugues.

Posted by Rabbi Dr. Juan Marcos Bejarano Gutierrez the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education. He is the author of The Converso Dilemma: Halakhic Responsa and the Status of Forced Converts

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