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“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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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. Peter Damian, an important Doctor of liiber Church If he is nauseated by those whom he is to cure, who will lead sick souls back to the state of health?

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Payer, Book of GomorrahWaterloo, Ont.: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Unless otherwise indicated the specific electronic form of the document is copyright. Peter Damian introduces the Book of Gomorrah, an eloquent and impassioned denunciation of a plague of homosexuality among the Catholic clergy during the 11th century. Views Read Edit View history. It includes a 10,word biographical introduction recounting Damian’s struggle against corruption in the Catholic Church, and a translator’s preface that breaks new scholarly ground and resolves old fomorrhianus about the text.

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The Book of Gomorrah and St. Obviously, the content is not politically correct today; but, the consequences for choices and behaviors addressed so many centuries ago remain the same today, regardless of who writes about them. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Peter Damian wrote this, the swamp seems filled again. Peter Damian’s Struggle Agai Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.

St. Peter Damian’s Book of Gomorrah: a Moral Blueprint for Our Times – Part I

The contents of the treatise are also set against the background of earlier norms to be found gomorrbianus early-medieval penitentials, which contain a wide array of different punishments for such trespasses: A great translation, and super worth your time, especially in this time when the sewer lid of clerical pedophilia is getting opened up! He softened the suggestions for decisive action against offending clerics made by the author and excluded from the ranks of clergy only those who had offended repeatedly and over a long period of time.


Add both to Cart Add both to List. Almost a thousand years after St. He was especially indignant about priests having sexual relationships with adolescent boys. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is fomorrhianus available. Customers who bought this item also bought. Start reading The Book of Gomorrah and St. English Choose a language for shopping.

Buy the selected items together This item: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. 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: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

In this, Petrus Damiani made an attack on yomorrhianus practices, mutual masturbation, copulation between the thighsanal copulation and solitary masturbation[1] as subversive disruptions against the moral order occasioned by the madness associated with an excess of lust.

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