Crusade Propaganda and Ideology: Model Sermons for the Preaching of the Cross

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Herbert of Romans
SERMON II
About the preaching of the cross of whatever kind
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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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Abbreviations viii
  • Part I 1
  • 1 - The Authors, the Sermons and Their Context 3
  • 2 - Crusade Sermons and Crusade Model Sermons 17
  • 3 - The Texts and Their Structure 32
  • 4 - Portraying the Crusade 51
  • Part II 69
  • 5 - Notes on the Transcription and Translation 71
  • 6 - The Manuscripts 74
  • 7 - The Sermons 81
  • James of Vitry - Sermo I 82
  • James of Vitry - Sermon I 83
  • James of Vitry - Sermo II 100
  • James of Vitry - Sermon II 101
  • Eudes of Chaâteauroux - Sermo I 128
  • Eudes of Chaâteauroux - Sermon I 129
  • Eudes of Chaâteauroux - Sermo II 144
  • Eudes of Chaâteauroux - Sermon II 145
  • Eudes of Chaâteauroux - Sermo III 152
  • Eudes of Chaâteauroux - Sermon III 153
  • Eudes of Chaâteauroux - Sermo IV 160
  • Eudes of Chaâteauroux - Sermon IV 161
  • Eudes of Chaâteauroux - Sermo V 166
  • Eudes of Chaâteauroux - Sermon V 167
  • Gilbert of Tournai - Sermo I 176
  • Gilbert of Tournai - Sermon I 177
  • Gilbert of Tournai - Sermo II 192
  • Gilbert of Tournai - Sermon II 193
  • Gilbert of Tournai - Sermo III 198
  • Gilbert of Tournai - Sermon III 199
  • Herbert of Romans - Sermo I 210
  • Herbert of Romans - Sermon I 211
  • Herbert of Romans - Sermo II 216
  • Herbert of Romans - Sermon II 217
  • Herbert of Romans - Sermo III 222
  • Herbert of Romans - Sermon III 223
  • Herbert of Romans - Sermo IV 228
  • Herbert of Romans - Sermon IV 229
  • Bertrand De La Tour - Sermo I 230
  • Bertrand De La Tour - Sermon I 231
  • Bertrand De La Tour - Sermo II 236
  • Bertrand De La Tour - Sermon II 237
  • Bertrand De La Tour - Sermo III 242
  • Bertrand De La Tour - Sermon III 243
  • Appendix: the Relationship Between the Crusade Model Sermons of Gilbert of Tournai and James of Vitry 250
  • Bibliography 264
  • Index of Biblical Citations 272
  • General Index 278
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