Inquisition -...

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Inquisition   -   ∙ The Inquisition was a judicial institution formed by the Catholic Church  to suppress heretics, or anyone otherwise corrupting the faith. The Inquisition took the  form of a series of trials and executions, and the Inquisitors were famous for their wil  lingness to torture and kill in the name of "Christianity." Galileo's arguments in favor of  heliocentricity led them to bring charges of heresy against him.  Jesuits   -   ∙ A religious order founded during the Counter-Reformation, the Jesuits  represented the most intellectual of the Church's arms, and the order produced many  great scientists. However, the Jesuits passionately championed orthodoxy, and when  they became rivals with Galileo over scientific issues, they worked to ensure his  downfall.  Roman Catholic Church   -   ∙ Headed by the Pope in Rome, Catholicism constituted 
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