Christian History

Issue 12 : John Calvin: Reformer, Pastor, Theologian

Originally published in 1986
Issue 12
Subscribe to Christianity Today magazine and get instant access to all past issues of Christian History.
Subscribe Now

In addition to the full archives of Christian History, CT subscribers also receive:

Already a CT subscriber? / Activate your account

Table of Contents
Loading More... Loading More
Free Newsletters
More Newsletters

July 8, 1115: French monk Peter the Hermit dies. Several argue that Peter the Hermit launched the crusades. Supposedly, he visited Jerusalem on a pilgrimage in 1093 and returned to Pope Urban II with a plea to do something to stop the Muslims from harassing Christian pilgrims. Two years later Urban II pronounced the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont and Peter the Hermit became one of the crusade's dominant preachers. After leading a failed "pre-crusade" in which Muslims slaughtered his entire ...

More from July 8
close