Mi Yodeya is a question and answer site for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

What was the reason of the Inquisition, who started it, and did it do what it was supposed to do?

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by Isaac Moses Sep 19 '11 at 0:42

Questions on Mi Yodeya are expected to relate to Judaism within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Is this on-topic and not easily google-able? – Ariel K Sep 19 '11 at 0:15

Here is the Wikipedia article on the topic.

share|improve this answer

If you are referring to the Spanish Inquisition this was done by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella who were convinced by a friar to initiate it. It was obstensibly done to fight heresy but assumed they were fighting for more political authority versus the church's authority.

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.