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Christian Crusades

ISIS - What Motivates Western Recruits

Nigel Barber | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Nigel Barber

End-of-the-world cults flourish in stressful times and in periods of rapid social change, like the present. That offers some clues to the otherwise baffling phenomenon of young people from developed countries streaming into Iraq and Syria to join ISIS.

Worms, Germany: Centuries Of Jewish History Distilled

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.09.2012 | Travel
Alan Elsner

In the adjoining museum devoted to the history of the Jews of Worms, there is a chilling photograph of the synagogue going up in flames during Kristallnacht.

Myths About Crusade Myths: Were They Defensive Wars?

Jay Rubenstein | Posted 12.31.2011 | Religion
Jay Rubenstein

While not a defensive war, the First Crusade was a war of vengeance. The Christians were out to avenge the sufferings of their Savior, the humiliations He was forced to endure every day...

Clash Of Civilizations Or Nuisance? Medieval Crusading And The War on Terror

Jay Rubenstein | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion
Jay Rubenstein

The war for Jerusalem, in their words, was one of West vs. East. When the crusaders successfully conquered Jerusalem, observers at home marveled over what they, as Westerners, had accomplished.

From Jihadism To Crusade-ism

Mustafa Akyol | Posted 10.11.2011 | Religion
Mustafa Akyol

Since it became clear that the culprit of the horror in Norway was not a Muslim jihadist, but a self-proclaimed "Christian Knight," the popular perceptions of terrorism are being questioned.

Loyalty And Passion In The American Christian Torture Debate

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

Our purpose here is to discuss the ethics of torture. More concretely, I will address the question of whether it was morally justifiable for the United States government to employ "enhanced interrogation techniques" sometimes classified as torture.

Mission Nearly Accomplished: 5 Steps To Re-Launching The Crusades

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rob Asghar

Let's be practical about it -- not getting along with Muslims is pretty much the best way for good Americans to take their minds off the fact that they can't get along with each other anymore.