The Call of Abraham

The Call

Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you;
I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.
(Genesis 12: 1-3)

The Patriarch

Abraham’s legacy is arguably one of the greatest ever. Three major world religions point to Abraham as its patriarch: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. (more…)


A Holy War?

The Crusades were a significant series of events that help define the Middle Ages. The cause of the Crusades is debated among historians to this day. This is evidenced by the assertions made by Arthur Jones and Jonathan Phillips. Jones argues that the Crusades were a holy war and supports this claim through several key points. Conversely, Phillips stipulates that religious fervor was not the sole cause of the Crusades. He maintains that there were many other significant factors leading up to the Crusades.