'Defence before the tribunal of the Holy Office'
Original Language: Portuguese
Defesa perante o tribunal do Santo Oficio is Antônio Vieira’s response to accusations made against him by the Inquisition. It was first published in 1957, in two volumes of 737 and 742 pages.
During the period of his imprisonment by the Inquisition, Vieira tried to elucidate his ideas about the coming of a new empire, based on the prophecy in the Book of …