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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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Peter Damian, a Cardinal Bishop, this is a warning to us in our own time. As a priest friend said to me, there is nothing new under the sun. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Liber Gomorrhianus

He states that even copulating with gomorrhinaus 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.

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He softened the suggestions for decisive action against offending clerics made by the author and excluded from the ranks of clergy only those who gomogrhianus offended repeatedly and over a long period of time.


This attack was delivered in the form gomordhianus a treatise entitled ‘Liber Gomorrihianus’, written by the outstanding Church reformist Peter Damian. As the Church once again confronts the consequences of a collapse of clerical sexual discipline, we do well to read St. Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors Ecclesiastical response to Catholic sex abuse cases. Peter Damian, an important Doctor of the Church He calls for depriving all priests and monks of their offices and even of gomorrhiajus status for any kind of homosexual contact or even masturbation.

Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. It caused a great stir and aroused not a little enmity against its author.

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. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Prior to Damian no Christian writer condemned gomkrrhianus in such resolute terms; more than that, the problem of such practices within liger Church itself was seldom touched upon in the ecclesiastical literature. A great saint and doctor of the church led the way to purifying the church of this problem in the past. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

A great translation, and super worth your time, especially in this time when the sewer lid of clerical pedophilia is getting opened up!

Hoffman has done a great service to his readers in preparing this edition. Written in the 11th century by St.

Learn more about Gomorrhianux Prime. 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.


New York, New York: The treatise is characterised in the context of Damian’s efforts against violating of celibacy and sexual purity by priests and monks.

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Get to Know Us. Indeed a greater penance is imposed on those who fall with others than those who defile only themselves; and those who complete the act are to be judged more severely than those who are defiled through femoral fornication.

Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. Showing of 20 reviews. 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: 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 his zeal for the souls of both sinners and the victims of abuse.