Unformatted text preview: toward god as an influence to the lawmakers for example, On the Crusade and Trade with Saracens: Letter to the Venetians it is quoted saying “we are led by the paternal love which we have for you to forbid you to aid the Saracens by selling them, giving them, or exchanging with them, iron, flax, pitch, sharp instruments, rope, weapons, galleys, ships, and timbers, whether hewn or in the rough”. This proves that the church, through emotion, guilt, and a promise of forgiveness of sins influences government into passing and enforcing policy that it sees fit....
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- Spring '10
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