By Christoph T. Maier
This ebook provides an version of seventeen manuscript sermon texts for the preaching of the crusades from the 13th to the early fourteenth centuries by means of 5 admired students and churchmen. nearly all of those texts have by no means been published prior to. those sermons are exact resources for the learn of the crusades and medieval preaching, shiny components of medieval reports in either educational educating and examine. Accompanying the Latin texts is an English translation, making those assets available to a much wider circle of scholars and students.
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Whereas it is virtually impossible clearly to identify passages of `live' preaching in the sermon texts collected here, to do the opposite is much easier. There are passages in these sermons that were certainly never preached in the way in which they appear in the recorded texts. 34 However, this does not mean that the remainder of Gilbert's models might not include passages that went back to his own preaching, but it is only with the passages copied from James of Vitry that we can be sure that they did not.
Crusade model sermons for particular occasions and `open' models The authors sometimes indicated for what occasions their crusade model sermons might be most useful by the way in which they presented them. This is most obvious with Humbert of Romans's models. Two of them were written for the preaching of speci®c crusades: the third for crusades against heretics and the fourth for the crusade to the Holy Land. In contrast, the other two models were designated for all kinds of crusades: the ®rst one was addressed `to pilgrims signed with the cross' and the second one, entitled `about the preaching of the cross of whatever kind', was meant to be used for all types of crusades.
As the initial Bible verse and focus of the comparison, Eudes chose chapter 15, verse 16 (`Take the holy sword as a gift from God with which you will shatter the opponents of Israel my people'). At the beginning, he gave the context of the Old Testament passage, pointing out that it belonged to a dream that Judas Maccabaeus reported to his men in order to encourage them and raise their spirits. 45 On the basis of this, Eudes explained that, just as Nicanor then wanted to destroy the Israelites, so today the enemies of the Lord wanted to destroy the Christians; because of this, 42 44 45 43 Humbert III, 13±14.
Crusade Propaganda and Ideology: Model Sermons for the Preaching of the Cross by Christoph T. Maier