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    :: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 ::
    "Kingdom of Heaven"

    Ever since I appeared in this CBN panel discussion on the Crusades, many people come to me and they say, "Eh, what did you think of Kingdom of Heaven?"

    For articles and blogposts that reflect my views, go here, here, here, and here. And also here, where I myself (back when this blog had a less sexy template) wrote about Prof. Jonathan Riley-Smith, Cambridge-based Crusade historian, who argues that the reputation of Muslim warlord Saladin is inflated, to say the least.

    To those, I would only add this: I'm afraid this movie, and also last year's dog King Arthur, tend to drive a wedge between Catholics and Protestants. I've heard several Evangelical friends say, in defense of one of these movies or the other, "Oh but that wasn't Christians, it was the Church!" Needless to say, this distinction does not come as effortlessly to -- people like me. After all, Saul's excuse was not: "I wasn't persecuting you, Lord, I was persecuting your followers!"

    :: David M. Wagner 2:27 PM [+] ::

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