The Case for the Crusades

Kathlene M. writes:

Rodney Stark’s latest book is “God’s Battalions: The Case for the Crusades.” I saw an ad for it today in the The Wall Street Journal which states: “Respected and controversial scholar Rodney Stark challenges the liberal myths about the Christian crusades and Muslim jihad.” There are some excellent reader reviews at about this book.

Publishers Weekly states: “Stark … has penned a compelling argument that these bloody encounters had less to do with spreading Christianity than with responding to an ever more dangerous enemy—the emerging Islamic empire.” Seems that this would be a helpful history for those naive Westerners who think Islam is a religion of peace.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 09, 2009 11:16 AM | Send

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