Miguel de Molinos - Author
Artist: Miguel de Molinos (1628 - 1697)
Confronting Bodies: Tribunal de la Santa Inquisicion de Zaragoza y Lerida
Date of Action: July 18, 1685
Location: Zaragoza, Spain
Description of Artwork: All of his work was censored, but specifically Guia Espiritual (Spiritual Guide) and Defensa de la Contemplacion (Defense of Contemplation).
The Incident: After ten years of his works' circulation, he was accused of spiritually manipulating the Catholic doctrine. His mystical theories on the contemplation of man were unacceptable.
Results of Incident: The diffusion of his work was not greatly affected, despite his censorship.
Source: Valentin Roma