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Dispelling Historical Distortions, Part One: The Crusades, the Inquisition, Slavery

Register for this course and learn the role the Catholic Church plays in history. We’ll dive into the hot topics of the Crusades, Inquisition, and human enslavement.

Total Classes: 12

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th Grade

Suggested credit: 1 full semester High School Theology or Apologetics


For centuries, successful attempts have been made to paint the Catholic Church in the worst possible light. These distortions in history are known as “no-popery history.” These myths have been repeated so much that they are often defended today as undeniable truths. In this first part of a two part series, students will learn several of the key historical myths that every defender of the Faith should know and how to help disabuse people who believe these myths to be true.


Class #1 – The Beginning of “No-Popery” History

Class #2 – The Crusades: Offensive or Defensive?

Class #3 – The Rise of Islam and the Myth of the Crusades

Class #4 – Answering Common Objections to the Crusades

Class #5 – What was the Inquisition?

Class #6 – The Albigensian Inquisition

Class #7 – The Spanish Inquisition

Class #8 – Answering Common Objections to the Inquisition

Class #9 – Slavery in the Old and New Testaments

Class #10 – Slavery, the Papacy, and International Law

Class #11 – Answering Common Objections

Class #12 – The Rise of Spain and the Birth of Anti-Catholic Myths

Materials and Homework

Course materials:

Recommended but not required: 

The Glory of the Crusades by Steven Wiedenkopf [Catholic Answers], https://shop.catholic.com/the-glory-of-the-crusades-softcover/ or https://amzn.to/3Xrhbes 

The Real Story of the Crusades by Steven Wiedenkoft (audio) [Catholic Answers], https://shop.catholic.com/the-real-story-of-the-crusades-mp3/ 

Understanding the Inquisition by Christopher Check ,https://angeluspress.org/products/understanding-inquisition

Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History by Rodney Stark, https://shop.catholic.com/bearing-false-witness-debunking-centuries-of-anti-catholic-history/ 

Homework: About 20 to 30 minutes of reading per week, and weekly quizzes to reinforce learning. Quizzes are automated for immediate feedback.

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