Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Fatal LoveSpousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Victor Uribe-Uran

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780804794633

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use.date: 23 October 2019

God’s Forgiveness

God’s Forgiveness

Heavenly Intercessions

(p.151) Chapter Five God’s Forgiveness
Fatal Love

Victor M. Uribe-Uran

Stanford University Press

Examines legal mechanisms whereby the Catholic church sheltered spousal murderers and other criminals and the King acted as God’s proxy to extend pardon to criminals during the Catholic Holy Week. It also shows the central role of the church in the alleviation of punishment and the accompaniment of those marching to the gallows. It establishes that forgiveness was thus also critical to the legitimacy of the Church and its hegemony, both a complementary and competing force relative to the monarchy.

Keywords:   Canon law, Catholic Church, iglesia, criminals, pardon, Good Friday, sanctuary, asilo, charity

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.