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

Learn key historical myths that have been repeated so often they are often defended today as undeniable truths. Become a defender of the Faith in knowledge about the Crusades, the Inquisition, slavery, and more in this history course with powerful truth.

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th

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:

The Glory of the Crusades by Steven Wiedenkopf – Catholic Answers Press (www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1941663001/catholictreas-20)
The Real Story of the Crusades by Steven Wiedenkoft (shop.catholic.com/the-real-story-of-the-crusades-set.html)
Understanding the Inquisition by Christopher Check (http://shop.catholic.com/understanding-the-inquisition.html)
Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History by Rodney Stark (www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0281077746/catholictreas-20).

Homework: Weekly quizzes to reinforce learning. Quizzes are automated for immediate feedback.

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