Letters of Peter Damian, 121-150

Letters of Peter Damian, 121-150

by Peter Damian
     
 

This volume, the fifth in a series to publish all 180 letters by the monk Peter Damian, presents Letters 121-150 which were written between 1065 and 1071. The correspondence includes letters to the Empress Agness, to lay officials and nobles, to monastic communities and to his nephew. In all of these letters, Peter deplores the excesses of the church, particularly…  See more details below

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This volume, the fifth in a series to publish all 180 letters by the monk Peter Damian, presents Letters 121-150 which were written between 1065 and 1071. The correspondence includes letters to the Empress Agness, to lay officials and nobles, to monastic communities and to his nephew. In all of these letters, Peter deplores the excesses of the church, particularly clerical marriage, and stresses the need for reform, exhorting the qualities of a celibate, contemplative monastic life. Each translation is preceded by a brief summary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813213729
Publisher:
Catholic University of America Press
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Fathers of the Church Series: Medieval, #6
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.81(d)

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