“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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Liber Gomorrhianus

Written in the 11th century by St. His Teaching on the Spiritual Life. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. He singles out superiors who, due to excessive and misplaced piety, have been lax in their duty to uphold church discipline.

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St Peter Damian lays out the problem and how to solve it almost years ago. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Read more Read less. 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.

Robert Appleton Company, He opposes the ordination of those who engage in homosexual sex and wants those already ordained dismissed from Holy Orders.

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I have accepted with pleasure the task of writing this brief presentation of a book which As a priest friend said to me, there is nothing new under the sun.

Hoffman has done a great service to his readers in preparing this edition. 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 is shameful to relate such a disgusting scandal to sacred ears!


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. Curial Ecclesiastic Journalistic Debate over causes. The ascending gradation among these is such that the last mentioned are judged to be more serious that the preceding. JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Sodomy, concludes Damian, can be compared with no other form of sin: Payer, Book of GomorrahWaterloo, Ont.: Damian holds a much stricter stance.

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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. No permission is granted for commercial use. Warning, Hope, and Consolation. I remember perusing an earlier edition of the same author and similar text in as the weekend head of a circulation department of a 1. Set up a giveaway. Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon. By country In confession Abuse by members of Catholic orders.

This attack was delivered in the form of a treatise entitled ‘Liber Gomorrihianus’, written by the outstanding Church reformist Peter Damian.

Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. 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.

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Almost a thousand years after St. 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. Retrieved from ” https: Permission is granted for electronic copying, distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal use.

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. Don’t have a Kindle?

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In this, Petrus Damiani made an attack on homosexual 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.

Peter Damian wrote this, the swamp seems filled again. Peter was one gomorryianus the forerunners of the Gregorian Revolution of the late 11th century, a revolution marked by the effort to centralize Church lier, establish a distinction between lay and clerical states, and an apparent revulsion against human sexuality. This page was last edited on 1 Octoberat AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Peter’s insistence on taking seriously the Church’s early penitential tradition, and the Scriptural gomorrhiianus which formed the foundation for this, as well as his zeal for the souls of both sinners and the victims of abuse.