Connections: What Were the Crusades?
President Obama set off an unexpected little firestorm when he mentioned the Crusades at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month. Many Christian leaders responded that the Crusades are misunderstood, and were justified wars responding to Islamic aggression. And it made me realize that I really don't know squat about the Crusades. Fortunately, some very scholarly people around here do, and they're joining us:
- Timothy Thibodeau, Nazareth College professor
- Laura Ackerman Smoller, University of Rochester professor
- Michael Tinkler and Courtney Wells, Hobart and William Smith professors