“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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Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. He calls for depriving all priests and monks of their offices and even of clerical status for any kind of homosexual contact or even masturbation. Start reading The Book of Gomorrah and St. It is noted that the book doesn’t condemn those who have homosexual urges, but those who act upon them. Read reviews that mention peter damian today church god translation introduction catholic clergy hoffman holy lays pederasty remain.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. As the Church once again confronts the consequences of a collapse of clerical sexual discipline, we do well to read St. Written in the 11th century by St. 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 in the ecclesiastical literature.


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New York, New York: I have accepted with pleasure the task of writing this brief presentation of a book which Paul Halsall April halsall murray. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Peter and the Holy Father in his introduction letter for the book, are crystal clear on the behavior of the clergy at that time and today, you hear of all the stuff going on from ChurchMilitant.

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It seems that on the whole ‘Liber Gomorrhianus’ is devoted more to Damian’s anxieties, his fears that the world is being threatened by heteronormativity, than to homosexual practices. The devil’s artful fraud devises these degrees of failing into ruin such that the higher the level the unfotyunate soul reaches in them, the deeper it sinks in the depths of hell’s pit.

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The text presented here is just the first paragraph of the entire work. 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: He points out that some sins were condemned by God before the Ten Commandments – Sodom and Gomorrah and Onan, for example.


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Wilfrid Laurier University Press,p. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. A great saint and doctor of the church led the way to purifying the church of this problem in the past.