Understanding the Crusades

Dr. Brian Bradford

Saturday, August 13, 9:30-1:00 p.m.

Ambrose House of Studies

736 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, Mi 49001


The Newman Community is pleased to sponsor a Saturday lecture and seminar by Dr. Brian Bradford on the history and significance of the Crusades.




The rise, expansion, and reaction to Islam

The doctrine and practice of jihad in the Islamic conquests

Hadith texts on jihad

Historical events in medieval Europe

The call of the First Crusade 1095

The path of the Crusade, its battles, and

the taking of Jerusalem in 1099

The first Crusade in Islamic literature

Islam and contemporary jihad


A PDF file of passages from the Koran, speeches of Urban II, maps, and other historical documents is available for Download









9:30-meet and greet

10:00-11:00First session


11:15-12:15Second session



The Seminar


The seminar is intended for students and scholars with backgrounds in the diverse traditions of learning, including the liberal arts, the humanities, theology, law, medicine, philosophy, and science.


Registration fee: $25.00— includes  refreshments, lunch, and photo-copy materials.


To register for the seminar -> Click here


For more information:

please contact:dr_brian_bradford@outlook