The Crusades

 

At First Baptist Baxter, we took a brief look at the Crusades from an apologetic viewpoint.

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“Philippe Auguste arrivant en Palestine” by Mahiet, Master of the Cambria Missal

 

Here are some resources to consider if you are interested in reading more about the Crusades:

Books:

  1. Stark, Rodney. God’s Battalions. Reprint. HarperCollins, 2009.
  2. Madden, Thomas F. The Concise History of the Crusades. 3rd ed. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.

Blogs and Articles:

  1. DeYoung, Kevin. “Yeah, Well, But What About the Crusades?Kevin DeYoung.
  2. Madden, Thomas F. “The Real History of the Crusades.” ChristianityToday.com.

Imaginative:

  1. “Crusades – Facts & Summary.”HISTORY.com. (A resource if you are looking for the culture’s current understanding of the Crusades. In a word – “confused.”)

 

The point of the whole study is not to win an argument. It is that we effectively move people from arguing about the Crusades to an understanding of the gospel. We can do that by correcting fallacious thinking, but ultimately by answering the deeper questions.