Saturday, May 07, 2005

The Real History of the Crusades - Christianity Today Magazine

With the new movie Kingdom of Heaven on our doorsteps, with its central historical context, the medieval Crusades will undoubtedly become the new religious talking point in our society. Thomas Madden gives us the Real History of the Crusades and counters the popular notion that they were '[a] series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics'. Check out the article here.

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