|1.||It must be noted that, as kings usually gather a large force in great matters of impending war and open their treasures to give large gifts, so in the matters of faith and that which pertains to it, which are the major matters within the church, the King of Glory gathers his faithful through his vicar on earth to fight against the infidels and their supporters and offers a very large gift of indulgences from his treasures to bestow on those who will fight.|
|2.||And so such people are given the sign of the cross as a sign that they take up this war for the faith of the Crucified, and as a sign that they are soldiers of the Crucified carrying his sign, and as a sign that the large indulgence which is granted them is taken entirely from the treasure of Christ's passion, which was filled up on the cross. Thus there are three [reasons] which should cause [people] to take the cross, namely the zeal for the faith and faithfulness to God, the true lord of all, and the generosity of the indulgences.|
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Publication information: Book title: Crusade Propaganda and Ideology: Model Sermons for the Preaching of the Cross. Contributors: Christoph T. Maier - Compiler. Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Place of publication: Cambridge, England. Publication year: 2000. Page number: 217.
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