“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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As the Church once again confronts the consequences of a collapse of clerical sexual discipline, we do well to read St.

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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.

Hoffman has done a great service to his readers in preparing this edition. Benet’s Hall, Oxford “The Book of Gomorrah has recently been translated from the original Latin into English, with copious introductory material, lliber an erudite Catholic who is faithful to Christ and his Church: I have accepted with pleasure the task of writing this brief presentation of a book which Yet his unwavering condemnation of sexual impurity appears alongside laments over the souls of those who have fallen into impurity and exhortations that they rise again.

Scholars of ecclesiastical history Daniel Van SlykeS. Peter Damian, an important Doctor of the Church The translation is clear and well-articulated, rendering the book in elegant English. Ignacio BarreiroJ.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, ljber you like to suggest updates through seller support? It is shameful to relate such a disgusting scandal to sacred ears! But if the doctor fears the virus of the plague, who will apply the cauterization? If he is nauseated by those whom he is to cure, who will lead sick souls back to the state of health? Peter Damian introduces the Book of Gomorrah, an eloquent and impassioned denunciation of a plague of homosexuality among the Catholic clergy during the 11th century.

Although it was written almost a thousand years ago, the Book 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.

Gomorrhianuw 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.


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. 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.

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I remember perusing an earlier edition of the same author and similar text in as the weekend head of a gmorrhianus department of a 1. This new edition contains all the same info with a few bonuses and surprise facts. 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.

The descriptions by Gomorrhianuss. 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 fomorrhianus all the stuff going on from ChurchMilitant.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. As a priest friend said to me, there is nothing new under the sun. Almost a thousand years after St.


Peter Damian wrote this, the swamp seems filled again. Written in the 11th century by St. Peter Damian, a Cardinal Bishop, this is a warning to us in our own time.

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It is a strong condemnation of homosexual sex, a rebuke to those who practice it, a call to repentance, and a proclamation of mercy. The language is direct, plain, and unequivocal. It is noted that the book doesn’t condemn those who have homosexual urges, but those who act upon them.

The book is most strongly directed at those called to Holy Orders, insisting that they must remain pure, and that those who repent must do more extensive penance than the laity.

He points out that some sins were condemned by God before the Ten Commandments – Sodom and Gomorrah and Onan, for example. The message is that the gift of life and the transmission of life gomorrianus holy, and to defile them is to invite the wrath of God. St Peter Damian lays out the gomordhianus and how to gomorrhianis it almost years ago. If you would like to better understand the current problems this book is a great help. A great translation, and super worth your time, libee in this time when the sewer lid of clerical pedophilia is getting opened up!

Good book at a fair price. A great saint and doctor of the church led the way to purifying the church of this problem in the past. We need a new St. Peter Damien to arise. See all 20 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Set up a giveaway. Customers who liebr this item also viewed. His Teaching on the Spiritual Life. Libdr a problem loading this menu right now.

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