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This article was a collaboration of Bernard Michel, and the editor, working from notes by Eve Bock and Josef Smolik, whose work appears elsewhere in this issue.
Enthusiasm for racial reconciliation has never been so high among American evangelicals. Why?
Five devout champions of liberty and revolution.
The hard, technical, theological work on Christ was essentially a 400-year Bible study.
These early converts supported, strengthened, and spread the Methodist movement—whether John Wesley agreed with them or not.
Together, race and religion have been the driving forces in American political history.
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March 19, 1229: Having negotiated a treaty with Muslims for Christian access to Jerusalem, Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II (a reluctant participant in the sixth crusade) enters the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and crowns himself king. But his peace treaty was denounced by members of both faiths, and the same day the Catholic patriarch of Jerusalem pronounced an interdict on the city. Frederick was later excommunicated for making peace instead of war (see issue 40: The Crusades).

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