Knights Templar – Hugh of Payens and the philosophy of Action

This video examines the philosophy of Hugh de Payens, a French veteran of the First Crusade, who founded the Knights Templar in 1118.

At the time, some church leaders said it was not right for monks to go into battle, rather than sitting quietly in prayer. A remarkable letter, written by Hugh himself, demolishing this argument, still survives today….

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