I read the article and much time is spent in the defense of the Pope. All of them down through the ages.
Other than that angle, it lumps the remainder of the men into one pot, even tho there were struggles in some european countries against the Pope.
I am sure not every crusader who went to war believed in works for salvation. I am sure many believed in faith in Jesus Christ. This is a very slanted catholic article.
Hi Ramone, the way I understand it is that the time frame we are talking about there was no protestant church, printing press and English bible at that time. So it is likely that most did not believe in Justification by faith. Don’cha think?
Um, the Crusades took place in the Middle Ages -- the Catholic Church was Christianity in Western Europe, the Eastern Orthodox in Eastern Europe. No one then would have imagined anyone would see a conflict or opposition between works and faith.
“I am sure not every crusader who went to war believed in works for salvation. I am sure many believed in faith in Jesus Christ.”
Actually I am pretty sure that every crusader who went on crusade believed in salvation by grace alone - just as the Catholic Church taught.