Objective: In this first lesson in the Knight's Templar series, we learn about the rise of Islam. What happened in the five centuries before the Crusades that made conflict between the forces of Islam and Christianity inevitable? Begin your voyage to the medieval world and learn about this profound period in our history. 

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Daisy Navarro

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“Fascinating review of the history of the Knights Templars. Thoroughly enjoyed taking this course.”

“Fascinating review of the history of the Knights Templars. Thoroughly enjoyed taking this course.”

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James Massey

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“The theology of the Knights Templar are accurate however I was surprised to find out that the Pope of the time had pardoned all Knights Templar and restored them back into Holy Mother Church. I enjoyed this course as I am a unworthy servant...”

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“The theology of the Knights Templar are accurate however I was surprised to find out that the Pope of the time had pardoned all Knights Templar and restored them back into Holy Mother Church. I enjoyed this course as I am a unworthy servant of the Knights Templar, and await for The High King to Knight me into his Holy Army at His Pleasure. “ In Hoc Signo Vince’s.” P.S. I am a Scottish Roman Catholic.”

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Cristobal Madrid

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“I am a Spanish speaker. I was somewhat afraid to start the lesson. In fact I had to listened to it several times, but at the end I could understood the lesson and learn about the initial relationship between Muslim and Christians. I think that th...”

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“I am a Spanish speaker. I was somewhat afraid to start the lesson. In fact I had to listened to it several times, but at the end I could understood the lesson and learn about the initial relationship between Muslim and Christians. I think that the world should work a little more to improve that relationship. At the end of the day all of us are sons of God.”

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Robert Rowe

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“Very intriging and informative, well done! Totally enjoyed it.”

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    The Knights Templar - Lesson 1 - Islamic Dawn

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Knights Templar - Lesson 1 - Islamic Dawn - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Knights Templar - Lesson 1 - Islamic Dawn - VIDEO

    • The Knights Templar - Lesson 1 - Islamic Dawn - QUIZ

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Professor Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library.

He serves as the first Director of Education for Catholic Online School.

Professor Marshall Connolly

Director of Education