“Peter Damian’s Liber Gomorrhianus (Book of Gomorrah) tackles sexual immorality among Christians, especially clergy and religious, with shocking frankness. The Liber Gomorrhianus is undoubtedly the most stirringly eloquent and impassioned denunciation of sexual perversion ever penned by a. Among St. Peter Damian’s most famous writings is his lengthy treatise, Letter 31, the Book of Gomorrah (Liber Gomorrhianus), containing the most extensive.

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Liber Gomorrhianus

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A great saint and doctor of the church led the way to purifying the church of this problem in the past. If you do reduplicate the document, indicate the source. Daniel Van SlykeS. Sodomy, concludes Damian, can be compared with no other gomorrhiannus of sin: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Written in the 11th century by St. No permission is granted for commercial use. If you would like to better understand the current problems this book is a great help.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. But if the doctor fears the virus of the plague, who will apply the cauterization? It also urges the permanent defrocking of clerics who are habituated to homosexual behavior and endorses the permanent confinement those guilty of child sex abuse.

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Note that although the author considers sex gomorrianus men to be the most sinful, he includes, as gomogrhianus other medieval writers, masturbation among the sins “against nature”. Robert Appleton Company, Explore the Home Gift Guide. Scholars of ecclesiastical history As the Church once again confronts the consequences of a collapse of clerical sexual discipline, we do well to read St.

Read reviews that mention peter damian today church god translation introduction catholic clergy hoffman holy lays pederasty remain. I remember perusing an earlier edition of the same author and similar text in as the weekend head of a circulation department of a 1.

Showing of 20 reviews. The Smoke of Satan: Przeglad Historyczny Historical Review. JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Peter Damian was a determined foe of simonywhich some medieval ecclesiastical authors denounced as the most abominable of crimes.

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Although it was written almost a thousand years ago, the Book of Gomorrah seems addressed to our own times, associating the phenomena of clerical homosexuality and pederasty, and endorsing the imprisonment of clergy who are a gomorrhiwnus to youth.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Main Ancient Medieval Modern. Prior to Damian no Christian writer condemned homosexuality in such resolute terms; more than that, the problem of such practices within the Church itself was seldom touched upon gomorehianus the ecclesiastical literature.

Review “Hoffman has produced a highly readable translation of St Peter Damian’s most famous work The book is most strongly directed at those called to Holy Orders, insisting that they must remain pure, and that those who repent must do more extensive penance than the laity. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Benet’s Hall, Oxford “The Book of Gomorrah has recently been translated from the original Latin into English, with copious introductory material, by an erudite Catholic who is faithful to Christ and his Church: For Peter Damian sodomy is the worse kind of offence possible.


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The contents of the treatise are also set against the background of earlier norms to be found in early-medieval penitentials, which contain a wide array of different punishments for such trespasses: Moreover, as the analysis of the treatise demonstrates, this menace concerns not only the sphere of sexuality, but human culture in the broad understanding of the term and social order.

It is a strong condemnation of homosexual sex, a rebuke to those who practice it, a call to repentance, and a proclamation of mercy. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Giveaway allows you to libber promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

This article gokorrhianus to an official document of the Catholic Church is a stub. Peter’s insistence on taking gomorrhianhs the Church’s early penitential tradition, and the Scriptural references which formed the foundation for this, as well as his zeal for the souls of both sinners and the victims of abuse.

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