The Endless Crusades: How the Papacy Dealt With Its Most Stubborn Opponents

The Holy Land Crusades Most US school children are taught about the Christian crusades to the Holy Land at some point in their education. The term crusade is derived from the Latin word crux, meaning cross. Those events occurred in the what is known as the High Middle Ages (roughly the 11th to 14th centuries). […]

The Long, Strange Trip of Ancient Wisdom

How the remnants of pre-Christian knowledge found their way into our modern lives. Some of the ancient world’s most advanced civilizations were in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Italy. Their cultures provided fertile ground for the advancement of science, mathematics, literature, and more. But as civilizations were ravaged by wars, and Christian doctrine eventually spread throughout […]