The Modern Scholar: The Lost Warriors of God

The True History of the Knights Templar
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: History, World
4.5 out of 5 stars (173 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Professor Thomas F. Madden is a widely published author and the director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University. In The Lost Warriors of God, Madden examines one of the most fascinating organizations in world history: the Knights Templar, whose members gave up home, family, and worldly possessions to defend the Holy Land and the Christian pilgrims who journeyed there.

©2013 Thomas F. Madden (P)2013 Crescite Group, LLC

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  • 05-18-15

Amazing and TRUE! No more conspiracy theories.

The Templars are often shrouded in myths and legends. It is nice to get a factual and historical look at what the Templars really were.

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Great survey!

Interesting as usual. This is a good follow up to topics mentioned in "Heaven or Heresy" and The New Concise History of the Crusades. And, I like the back ground info provided regarding recent overrated novels and movies tied to Templar History. I'm not surprised. Worth the listen.

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Short but wonderful Madden gem

Prof. Madden is one of my favorite history lecturers and this one is no exception. If you have any interest in the Crusades or the Middle Ages, you will find this fascinating. Madden gives an impartial look and has a soothing lecturing voice. My only complaint was that it ended too soon!

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Another great series by Madden

Thomas Madden never fails to satisfy. He is, without question, a preeminent expert in this field of study. I highly recommend this series.

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The difference between a fraternity and a club.

Club: : an association of persons for some common object usually jointly supported and meeting periodically
also : a group identified by some common characteristic
Fraternity: a group of people associated or formally organized for a common purpose, interest, or pleasure: such as
a : a fraternal order
b : GUILD sense 1
c : a men's student organization formed chiefly for social purposes having secret rites and a name consisting of Greek letters
See the difference, Freemasonry is a fraternity not a club.
You had me until you decided to be so condescending towards me and my other brothers.

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the true history of the Templars

Amazing detail to this true historical account of the Knight Templar's. sticks to what we know happened and doesn't go into conspiracies. Definitely reccomend.

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Fantastic & Very Informative Thank you!

What did you love best about The Modern Scholar: The Lost Warriors of God?

First and foremost the delivery of this lecture is phenomenal. Easy to follow and not boring at all. Learned so much. I appreciate you Dr Madden.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Modern Scholar: The Lost Warriors of God?

Every lecture is extremely insightful. There is not one moment that I can gather because all lectures are equally as valuable as the next.

Any additional comments?

Please make a lecture on the Jesuits. You mention them in I believe your last lecture. Maybe you can create another lecture/audio by Modern Scholar on them?

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Making the Crusades Understandable for The average person

He brought so much clarity on this topic. I’m especially happy that he brought up the modern lies, twists, and superstition. I read the chronicles of the Crusades from two eye witnesses, but this lecture filled in the gaps.

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Greatly informative

I listened to it in one sitting. Already started soaking it in for a 2nd time. I love history. This book is a great start on the road of knowledge for The Knights Templar !!!

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  • 12-10-16

Eye opening

Very good information about a subject that has a lot of myth surrounding it. I enjoyed it.

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  • David
  • 07-23-20

Mainly just Un referenced opinions

Starts well but dwindles into unreferenced opinions, some of which have been proven to the contrary with factual evidence in many other books on the subject.