By Peter Damian,Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez,Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
With those phrases, St. Peter Damian introduces the booklet of Gomorrah, an eloquent and impassioned denunciation of a virus of homosexuality one of the Catholic clergy through the eleventh century. even though it was once written virtually 1000 years in the past, the e-book of Gomorrah turns out addressed to our personal instances, associating the phenomena of clerical homosexuality and pederasty, and endorsing the imprisonment of clergy who're a hazard to youth.
The ebook of Gomorrah deals a scathing research of the evil of sodomy, whereas additionally expressing compassion in case you have fallen into such vice and the potential for their redemption by means of assistance from divine grace. It explains the devastating results of the vice either spiritually and psychologically, and warns that such habit, really one of the clergy, will deliver down the wrath of God. It additionally urges the everlasting defrocking of clerics who're habituated to gay habit and endorses the everlasting confinement these accountable of kid intercourse abuse.
This new translation through Matthew Cullinan Hoffman is the main exact and devoted to be had in English, and incorporates a foreword through Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, Archbishop
Emeritus of Guadalajara. It features a 10,000-word biographical advent recounting Damian’s fight opposed to corruption within the Catholic Church, and a translator’s preface that breaks new scholarly floor and resolves previous controversies concerning the text.
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The Book of Gomorrah and St. Peter Damian's Struggle Against Ecclesiastical Corruption by Peter Damian,Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez,Matthew Cullinan Hoffman