Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Fighting Faiths: The Crusades


Price for Members: $70
Price for Non-Members: $105
Date/Time: Mondays, August 1, 8,15, 22, & 29   10:00 – 12:00
Instructor: Kevin Dincher, M.A. Philosophy and Psychology, Master of Divinity
Location: ONLINE

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Course Description

In 1095 the Byzantine Emperor appealed to the Pope for mercenaries to support his fight with the Muslim Turks, who had reduced the once expansive empire to just Greece and coastal Turkey. And it now threatened the capital of Constantinople. Pope Urban II delivered a sermon calling Europeans to a “military pilgrimage.” Tens of thousands of nobles, knights, and soldiers responded and so did untrained peasants— men, women and children, initiating a crusading era that lasted nearly two centuries. In modern times, it is generally thought that the Crusades were not a good idea, and facts about them regarding their causes and consequences as opposed to myths and legends are not well known. Allow OLLI and Mr. Dincher to round out the picture of these remarkable forays. The Crusades are worth a closer look. (ONLINE)


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Kevin Dincher, MA, philosophy and psychology, Master of Divinity

Event Details

Date: 2022-08-01

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 12:00 p.m.



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