A Look Back at the Crusades
The Crusades had a great impact on my life. It brought both times of excitement
and also many times of sorrow. The Crusades first started in 1095 (Oakes 50) when a
man, Peter the Hermit, went through Europe convincing the people that the Holy Land
was in the wrong hands (Coggins 75). The Turks had invaded and taken over the city of
Jerusalem and the Holy Land (Oakes 53). After taking over our sacred lands, they forbade
all Christians from going on pilgrimages. The people of Europe were very upset. A large
number of great armies were sent into the Holy Land to return the land to us, the
Christian people (McDonald 463). All of this started many years before I was born. I
became a part of the Crusades about forty years ago. I was a young energetic squire
traveling with my father, a knight, and several other knights. We had traveled into the
Holy Land to search for an ancient Christian relic. Our party was in search of a lost piece
of the Holy Cross. There were nearly thirty people traveling in our party. Of the thirty
approximately ten were knights and an equal number of squires. The rest of the party was
made up of pilgrims traveling along with us in hope of seeing a piece of the cross.
We had traveled over many miles of land and seen numerous battles. There were
many fights going on as our armies fought furiously to gain back control of the Holy
Land (Oakes 53). I had met several knights that had made the trip to Jerusalem. I hoped
that one day I may be able to visit the city. Most of the knights that had visit Jerusalem
had a great hatred for the Moslems (Johnson). It was as if...
"To examine how Christianity influenced Mother Mary Helen MacKillop and the sisters of Saint Joseph to develop and change Australia's education system throughout the years of 1788-1900"
... During the years 1788-1900 Christianity was a factor that influenced the education system greatly. During this time there was a lack of education in Australia, but particular in catholic education. Mother Mary Helen MacKillop and the sisters ...
Explain how the followers of Christianity may feel that the buildings in which they worship and the type of worship itself may assist them in their life and belief
... strength, and the strength and power of God and it also houses the bells that call the people to worship. This helps Christians as ... in the past churches on the route to places of pilgrimage, such ...
... against the peoples of Islam in order to help Christians in the east and retake the holy lands. In the end the crusader armies took Jerusalem and occupied the region for ninety year, but ...
... Jerusalem and the Holy Lands came under Muslim rule as early as the 7th century. The next 700 years would bear witness to radical political, economic and religious changes in the world in general, and in the Holy Land in ...
... much the basic beliefs for Christians. They reminded the people of what God expects from the people. Jesus traveled on a pilgrimage with his apostles making miracles, spreading monotheism, and teaching people the principles of the Ten ...
... Orthodox Christianity is established in Russia. 1096-1270 Period of the Crusades, miltary expeditions sanctioned by the pope, to recover Jerusalem and the Holy Land from the Muslims. c. 1100 Beginning of the construction of the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe ...
... of the issue of salvation and trying to maintain a strong-willed mind as a young Christian. Catholic children are taught their religion in CCD classes, and the result is the children ... from the traditional religion in their family because it has been practiced and influenced for many years. If ...
... and the best selling book in the world. If the bible only spoke of strict bold ethics Catholic's should abide by, much of society (previous and contemporary) would not be attracted to follow the strict ways, thus not giving Christianity ...