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Religion and war

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What is the significance of the juxtapositioning of religion and war in the following lines?

"there was a clash of mail
and a thresh of gear. They thanked God
for that easy crossing on a calm sea" (226-228).

A

Success in war and religion are the two ost important values for the Anglo-Saxons

B

The Anglo-Saxons valued success in war over God.

C

The Anglo-Saxons valued religion over success in war.

D

Religion is important, but is more of an afterthought to the Anglo-Saxons.

E

The Anglo-Saxons felt God should be thanked for everything.