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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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April 19, 526: Justinian I is crowned Roman Emperor in Constantinople's magnificent cathedral, the Santa Sophia. Attempting to restore political and religious unity in the eastern and western empires, he ruthlessly attacked pagans and heretics and created the Code of Justinian, a massive restructuring of law (including much regarding the relationship of church and state) that would be the basis of legislation for nearly a millennium.

April 19, 1054: Pope Leo IX dies. Because Leo refused the title ...

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