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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 10:53 AM
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28. Burning At The Stake? Dunking? Gee... Tough Question...



When Calvin requested that Servetus be executed by decapitation rather than fire, Farel, in a letter of September 8, chided him for undue lenience. The Geneva Council refused his request. On 27 October 1553 Servetus was burned at the stake just outside Geneva with what was believed to be the last copy of his book chained to his leg. Historians record his last words as: "Jesus, Son of the Eternal God, have mercy on me."
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