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For the symbolism of the 2 swords, see Lc 22, 38 : "... at illi dixerunt
Domine ecce gladii duo hic at ille dixit eis satis est".
For the medieval decretists, "satis est" (that's enough) means, on the
contrary : "the two swords are needed " to rule the world, so for Gelasius
the respublica christiana must be ruled by the pope with the emperor.
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Subject: [M-R] Gelasius 1 - Two Swords


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> Dear Listmembers
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> Can anyone enlighten me on the origin of the symbolism of the swords in
> Gelasius.  Was there not a conflict with Christ's reminder to Peter, that
> those who take up the sword will perish by the sword?
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> Lorraine Dixon
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