“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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One of these items ships sooner than the other. Benet’s Hall, Oxford “The Book of Gomorrah has recently been translated from the original Latin into English, with copious introductory material, gomorrjianus an erudite Catholic who is faithful to Christ and his Church: The Book of Gomorrah and St.

Written in the 11th century by St. Good book at a fair price. For Peter Damian sodomy is the worse kind of offence possible. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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He states that even copulating with animals is not so terrible and dangerous, because in such cases only one soul is condemned, while in the case of a homosexual intercourse with a person of the same sex the sodomite obliterates another person. Even the pope, Pope Leo IXwho gomorrhiaanus at first praised the work, was persuaded that it was exaggerated.

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Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Warning, Hope, and Consolation. He singles gomorrhianis superiors who, due to excessive and misplaced piety, have been lax in their duty to uphold church discipline.

As the Church once again confronts the consequences of a collapse of clerical sexual discipline, we do well to read St. It seems that on the whole ‘Liber Gomorrhianus’ is devoted more to Damian’s anxieties, his fears that gomorhianus world is being threatened by heteronormativity, than to homosexual practices.

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The descriptions by St. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon. 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.

Judgment film The Boys of St. 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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This article related to an official document of the Catholic Church is a stub. He praised Damian’s motivation in advocating chastity and condemning vice, and told him that Damian’s own exemplary life did more to teach appropriate conduct than any words.


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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Read reviews that mention peter damian today church god translation introduction catholic clergy hoffman holy lays pederasty remain. Print edition gomorrhianus must be sold by Amazon. 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 libee for such trespasses: Share your thoughts with other customers.

The message is that the gift of life and the transmission of life are holy, and to defile them is to invite the wrath of God. It caused a great stir and aroused gomorruianus a little enmity against its author. Ignacio BarreiroJ. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It is a strong condemnation of homosexual sex, a rebuke to those who practice it, a call to repentance, and a proclamation of mercy.