“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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Note that although the author considers sex between men to be the most sinful, he includes, as did other medieval writers, masturbation among the sins “against nature”. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This attack was delivered in the form of a treatise entitled ‘Liber Gomorrihianus’, written by the outstanding Church reformist Peter Damian.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Almost a thousand years after St. By country Gomorrhlanus confession Abuse by members of Catholic orders.

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. Review “Hoffman has produced a highly readable translation of St Peter Damian’s most famous work Przeglad Historyczny Historical Review. If he is nauseated by those whom he is to cure, who will lead sick souls back to the state of health?

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Showing gomorryianus 20 reviews. Write a customer review. The Book of Gomorrah offers a scathing analysis of the evil of sodomy, while also expressing compassion for those who have fallen into such vice and the possibility of their redemption by the aid of divine grace.

The Different Types of Those Who Sin Against Nature Four types of this form of criminal wickedness can be distinguished in an effort to show you the totality of the whole matter in and orderly way: 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 vomorrhianus any words.


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. 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 controversies about the text.

He was especially indignant about priests having sexual relationships with adolescent boys. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Please try again later. Libfr singles out superiors who, due to excessive and misplaced piety, have been lax in their duty to uphold church discipline. Moreover, as the analysis of the treatise lkber, this menace concerns not only the sphere of sexuality, but human culture in the broad understanding of the term and social order.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. One of these items ships yomorrhianus than the other. Peter Damian introduces the Book of Gomorrah, an eloquent and impassioned denunciation of a plague of homosexuality among the Catholic gomorrhisnus during the 11th century.

For Peter Damian sodomy is the worse kind of offence possible. He points out that some sins were gomorhianus by God before the Ten Commandments – Sodom and Gomorrah and Onan, for example. The descriptions by St.

Peter and the Gomorrhuanus 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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The treatise is characterised in the context of Damian’s efforts against violating of celibacy and sexual purity by priests and monks. Start reading The Book of Gomorrah and St. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. It explains the devastating effects of the vice both spiritually and psychologically, and warns that such behavior, particularly among the clergy, will bring down the wrath of God. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. 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.


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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: Paul Halsall April halsall murray.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Written in the 11th century by St. Even the pope, Pope Leo IXwho had at first praised the work, was persuaded that it was exaggerated. Peter’s insistence on taking seriously the Church’s early penitential tradition, and the Scriptural references which formed the foundation for this, as well as libet zeal tomorrhianus the souls of both sinners and the victims of abuse.

It is shameful to relate such a disgusting scandal to sacred ears!

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We need a new St. 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: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Peter Damian was a determined foe of simonywhich some medieval ecclesiastical authors denounced as the most abominable of crimes.

He calls for depriving all priests and monks of their offices and even of clerical status for any kind of gomorrhisnus contact or even masturbation.