The focus of the third paper is the Crusades. First of all, for a short summary of the Crusades go to (The summary very briefly describes 8 Crusades plus one known as the Children’s Crusade. Some disagreement exists over the exact number, so in your studies you may read of more or less Crusades.) You should have no problem finding academic sources on the web that deal with the Crusades. The instructions under week 7 state: “The legacy of the Crusades, whether positive or negative, has been contested among Christians and non-Christians alike. Although there were clearly political, intellectual, and technological benefits to Europe as a result of the crusades can it be said that the Crusades advanced the cause of Christ? Research the motivating factors of the various movements and determine whether they were representative of a Christian worldview. You can approach the first part of the paper (“motivating factors”) from one of two angles. (1) You can look at the purpose in beginning the Crusades: why, all of a sudden (it would seem), did large armies head out in the late eleventh century and capture the Holy Land? (2) In the short summary I have eight Crusades listed, which does not count the Children’s Crusade. You can look at one crusade in great detail, or several in some detail, or all of them. If you choose this option, you will need to include but are not limited to the individuals in charge (some will have both Christian and Muslim), the reason for the crusade, the target, and the result. The amount of detail will depend on how many Crusades you choose. In the second part of the paper (which will be shorter) you will ascertain if the Crusades “were representative of a Christian worldview.” This part is subjective and so will reflect your opinion. The Crusaders and the Church Write a 5-page research paper on this matter (12-point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins on all sides, double spaced). Use 5 scholarly sources. Your textbook does not count. You may use scholarly websites, but also use at least 2 scholarly articles and/or books. Be careful to choose scholarly sources; do not use Wikipedio or blogs. Use the Turabian reference styling when preparing your references.

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