Jonathan Kirsch is the author of twelve books, including seven books on the history of religion and religious texts, two novels and two books on publishing law. He has contributed book reviews to the Los Angeles Times for more than 30 years, and he appears as a commentator and guest host on NPR affiliates KCRW-FM and KPCC-FM in Southern California. He also serves on the adjunct faculty of New York University's Professional Publishing Program.
Noted historian and author Jonathan Kirsch discussed the history of the Inquisition. Kirsch defined the Inquisition as a joint bureaucracy of church and state authorities charged with the task of punishing anybody who failed to embrace the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church. It operated all over Western and Southern Europe,... More »