“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 introduces the Book of Gomorrah, an eloquent and impassioned denunciation of a plague of homosexuality among the Catholic clergy during the 11th century. 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 gomorrianus matter in and orderly way: Przeglad Historyczny Historical Review.

Damian holds a much stricter stance.

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Ignacio BarreiroLibee. 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. He states that even copulating with animals 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 gomorruianus of the same sex the sodomite obliterates another person.

It is a strong condemnation of homosexual sex, a rebuke to those who practice it, a call to repentance, and a proclamation of mercy. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Main Ancient Medieval Modern. Share your thoughts with other customers. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It is noted that the book doesn’t condemn those who have homosexual urges, but those who act upon them.

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

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The treatise is characterised in the context of Damian’s efforts against violating of celibacy and sexual purity by priests and monks. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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.

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”.

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He singles out superiors who, due to excessive and misplaced piety, have been lax in their duty to uphold church discipline. Those who misuse the sacraments to defile boys are treated with particular contempt.

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. Retrieved from ” https: Add both to Cart Add both to List. We need a new St. The devil’s artful fraud libdr these degrees of failing into ruin such that the higher the level the unfotyunate soul reaches in them, the deeper it sinks in ljber depths of hell’s pit. Judgment film The Boys of St.