The Pros And Cons Of The Holy War

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The holy war which was not known as the crusades until the 16th century were a series of wars that were started by the pope of the Holy Catholic Church he thought that because of the “serious theological disagreement had split the Greek Church of Byzantium and the Roman Church of the West. The pope believed that a crusade would lead to strong Roman influence in Greek territories and eventually the reunion of the two churches.” (McKay 401) to help motivate the people and the upper echelon of the militaristic society Pope Urban II declared that all who participated in the crusade that all their sins would be forgiven without ever having to confess to a priest, while all at the same time declaring that the “Infidel” (which is a term both sides
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