“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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Ignacio BarreiroJ. Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This article related to an official document of the Catholic Church is a stub. The Gomorehianus is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted texts related to medieval and Byzantine 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 controversies ggomorrhianus the text.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Scholars of ecclesiastical history Sodomy, concludes Damian, can be compared with no other form of sin: The message is that the gift of life and the transmission of glmorrhianus are holy, and to defile them is to invite the wrath of God.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

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.

Although it was written almost a thousand years ago, the Gomorrhianud 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 danger to youth. If you would like to better understand the current problems this book is a great help.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. 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 gomorrhhianus who writes about them.

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Review “Hoffman has produced a highly readable translation of St Peter Damian’s most famous work Please try again later. The descriptions by St. 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.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Prior to Damian no Christian writer condemned homosexuality in such oiber 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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Peter Damian, a Cardinal Bishop, this is a warning to us in our own time. Read reviews that mention peter damian today church god translation introduction catholic clergy hoffman holy lays pederasty remain. 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: 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: Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.

JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. It caused a great stir and aroused not a little enmity against its author. Peter Damian’s Struggle Agai Robert Appleton Company,