Unformatted text preview: ces customarily indulged their ferocity against enemies, put a rein to their murderous fury and curbed their mania for taking captives, the moment they reached the holy places (DQ).” God touched these evil attackers hearts so they would not attack the people by the holy buildings, showing Gods ultimate mercy and goodness. Augustine also says that the men of Gods city were viewing the war in the wrong way. The sufferings from war were not a punishment, but a way to use war to reform the corrupt lives of men (P). This was also another way that God showed his goodness through the war, by reforming and changing lives of the people that lived there. Also, during the war the evil barbarians did not rape the women or capture any of the village people (P). This was another way that God showed his mercy. It was God who touched these bloodthirsty barbarians to show mercy on their enemies (P). In Urban’s II Call For The First Crusade, the Muslim’s conquest of the Christian cities results in total unity of fellow Christia...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2014 for the course CORE 2213 taught by Professor Dr.hicks during the Fall '13 term at Ouachita Baptist.
- Fall '13