ACTS OF FAITH:
PART 1 OF THE INQUISITION TRILOGY
BY MARTIN ELSANT
At an auto da fe in 16th century Portugal, Diego Lopes was chained to a stake and a pyre was lit. Then, according to both Christian and Jewish witnesses, he mysteriously disappeared. The only point of contention was that the Christians claimed he was such an extraordinarily evil heretic that he was dragged body and soul directly to hell, while the Jews believed he was such a heroic saint that, like Elijah the prophet, he was taken body and soul up to heaven.
What really happened? And can love, strong enough to cross a religious divide, survive the fires of the Inquisition? The answers to these questions are the story of Acts of Faith.
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