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The Christian Frontier

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy

Published in print July 1991 | ISBN: 9780198269250
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600708 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269250.003.0012

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 The Christian Frontier

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The purpose of mission was seen as the extension of Christian worship and ‘the Christian name’. Scandinavia offers a picture of (relatively) peaceful evangelism, with the protection of the rulers. The same is true of Poland and Hungary, but in the Slavonic lands along the Baltic, a long process of military conquest was initiated to overcome the Wends and Prussians. In Palestine, the main purpose of warfare was to defend the Holy Sepulchre from increasing Muslim pressure.

Keywords: Baltic crusades; Eugenius III; evangelism; Hattin; indulgences; military orders; mission; Richard I; Saladin

Chapter.  10203 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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