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Reply To: How should we deal with the topic of the Crusades, both in our own thinking and in engagement with Muslims?

Evan Crain

I think there should be considerable caution in personally “owning” the actions of a different people in a different time who were unjustified in their actions based on true Christianity. There were many reasons for the Crusades, such as religious manipulations, politics, and national security, right and wrong – I think it better to understand the bigger picture and emphatically say “regardless of the reasons, never would the Jesus of Nazareth mandated violence in building His Kingdom!”