Was the Crusades a good thing for the catholic Church?
- Mike KLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
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.
- No NameLv 57 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
- Rockin' RobinLv 77 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.
- robert CLv 77 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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- Dave & DonnaLv 77 years ago
It was profitable....Source(s): Recorded History