Thursday, January 27, 2011

Clay Jones Interview: The Crusades - part 2

Apologetics 315 is happy to welcome Clay Jones for a series of three interviews. Clay is assistant professor at the Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics program at Biola University - and he teaches courses in Theodicy & the Issue of Evil, apologetics research and writing, and defending the resurrection. He has been interviewed in the past on Apologetics 315 on the problem of evil.

Today's interview is the second of a series of three short podcasts (see part one here) dealing with the general perception of the Crusades, what the Crusades were, motivations behind them, Augustine's concept of "just war," the atrocities of the Crusades, and their overall outcome.

Clay Jones Interview on the Crusades - part 2 (14 min)

Clay's blog is here.

For more interviews, subscribe to the Interviews podcast here or in iTunes.


Jeff said...

Thank you for this. The Crusades (along with things like the Inquisition and the Salem Witch trials) are indeed a much-misunderstood subject, and are very often used as a subject to attack Christianity. Atheists point to the subject as 'proof' that 'religion' has supposedly caused more wars than anything else. Muslims have held a grudge against the West for hundreds of years because of the Crusades, and they use it (along with any wars that the U.S. may be involved with in the Middle East at the time) when they want to claim victim status (to point the finger of accusation away from themselves, which is a tactic that Muhammad himself used). Educating the general public, and especially Christians, about the actual facts concerning the Crusades, is much-needed.

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