Was the Crusades a good thing for the catholic Church?

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  • Mike K
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    7 years ago
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    Hello,

    Yes. Contrary to some opinion the Crusades were not the brainchild of an ambitious pope or rapacious knights but a response to more than four centuries of conquests in which Muslims had already captured two-thirds of the old Christian world. At some point, Christianity as a faith and a culture had to defend itself or be subsumed by Islam. The Crusades were that defense and hence we are not Muslim today.

    Cheers,

    Michael Kelly

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  • 7 years ago

    They got owned by the Muslims. They did take back art and science back to the backwards countries. So some good came of it

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  • 7 years ago

    Well, the plundering of the Middle East & it's treasures did substantially increase the wealth of the church, even if it did bankrupt the different kingdoms and plunged them into continuous civil wars.

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  • 7 years ago

    for the western world generally it was,otherwise Europe would not be what it is today , look how the middle east is today as tribal conflicts escalate.

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  • 7 years ago

    It was profitable....

    Source(s): Recorded History
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