The Malleus Maleficarum

The Malleus Maleficarum (published in 1487 by Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger)

“The preacher should keep as his basic principle and preach to the people this ruling of the law; which says, No one must be punished without guilt, unless there is some cause for doing so. And this ruling holds good in the Court of Heaven, that is, of God, just as it does in the human Courts of Justice, whether secular or ecclesiastic.”

  • From The Malleus Maleficarum (Part I, Question 15) by Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger, translated by Montague Summers (Dover Publications, 1971).

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