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Why followers of the Prince of Peace waged war.
The great preachers, planners, and fighters of the Holy Land crusades.
As the crusaders assaulted Jerusalem, the holy and savage joined hands.
Christians thought they had liberated Jerusalem from infidels. But what did Muslims think?
The devout, combative, and scandalous women who shared in the Crusades.
In the new religious orders, Christians blended poverty, chastity, and military fervor.
A historian looks at the causes and lingering effects of Christian warfare.
In that day, it took extreme measures to live for peace: a photo-essay.
Dramatic accounts from the frontier's most popular autobiography.
John Knox provoked rulers, incited riots, and inspired a reformation in Scotland.
Knox believed Christians should rebel against "idolatrous" governments. Why?
What happened to the people who worked most closely with him?
And why her persecution of Protestants failed
What was it like to be on the losing side of England's Reformation?
Angry colonists were rallied to declare independence and take up arms because of what they heard from the pulpit.
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July 15, 1015: Vladimir, the grand prince of Russia who made Orthodox Christianity the national religion, dies at age 59 (see issue 18: Russian Christianity).

July 15, 1099: The First Crusade captures Jerusalem, massacring thousands. "The city was filled with corpses and blood," wrote one chronicler (see issue 40: The Crusades).

July 15, 1606: Dutch Painter Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn is born to a wealthy family in Leyden. Personal tragedies seemed to deepen the spiritual dimensions of his art, and ...

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