Christianity and Forced Conversions Part 1

This video continues our study on the rise of the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions by reviewing the idea of forced conversions of Jews and Muslims and their validity in Christian thought. Once an individual converted, no matter their sincerity, or lack of it, they were legally Christian as far as the Church was concerned.

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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 and The Karaites: And the Question of Jewish Identity.

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