In this Hot Topic our instructor, Josh Biedel, begins to break down the Crusades and their history. He introduces the ultimate question of this Hot Topic: "Were the crusades justified?", which we will answer by weighing factors that are affirmative, negative or just interesting.
"Were the crusades justified?" - Josh answers by weighing factors that are affirmative, negative or just interesting.
In Lesson 2, Josh addresses pre-Crusade history, such as the Great Schism of the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox.
In Lesson 3, we cover the Fourth Crusade and fill in the entire ANI Chart for the justification (or not) of the Crusades.
In the final installment of our Hot Topic on the Crusades, Josh recaps what we've gone over and provides his stance.