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February 2017

Martyrdoms

How important was the doctrine of hell to the martyrs? This question refers to the martyrdom of Polycarp, Perpetua, and Felicity (not martyred at the same time), some of the Christians who were martyred by the Roman Empire. The doctrine of hell, although it may have been important in their conversion, was not very important in their martyrdom Continue reading “Martyrdoms”

Predestination

Though it is sometimes taken out of context, Paul’s concept of God’s sovereignty in Romans 9:1-23 agrees with Justin’s concept of God’s sovereignty in Chapter XLIII: RESPONSIBILITY ASSERTED. Continue reading “Predestination”

Pope Gregory VII versus Henry IV

Describe the events that took place during the conflict between Pope Gregory VII and Henry IV. What was at stake? Continue reading “Pope Gregory VII versus Henry IV”

Problems of the Church

What were the problems besetting the Church? What was “moderate reform”?

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Crusade Misconceptions

What are some common misconceptions about the Crusades, and why are they incorrect?

Some of the largest misconceptions about the Crusades are that they were unprovoked, that Crusaders just wanted to get rich and not liberate the holy lands, and that the Crusades cause modern day terrorism. Continue reading “Crusade Misconceptions”

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