Letters, Volume 2

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This second volume of the Mediaeval Continuation contains Letters 31-60 of Peter Damian, the 11th-century monk and man of letters. While his epistolary style is varied - exhortatory, occasional, pastoral, reforming - his message is singular and simple in urging strict adherence to the canons of the Church. In Letter 31, also known as the Book of Gomorrah, Damian deplores the degradation of the priesthood through the vice of sodomy and appeals to Pope Leo IX to educate and purge the clergy. In Letter 40, called the Liber gratissimus he opposes the reordination of those ordained by simonists.
 

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Contents

Letter 31
3
54
29
56
33
59
34
61
35
64
36
71
37
73
38
Letter 48
263
Letter 49
272
Letter 50
289
Letter 51
335
Letter 52
341
Letter 53
343
Letter 54
344
Letter 55
355

98
39
Letter 40
111
Letter 41
215
Letter 42
216
Letter 43
218
Letter 44
221
Letter 45
244
Letter 46
250
Letter 47
252
Letter 56
361
Letter 57
369
Letter 58
390
Letter 59
394
Letter 60
404
Indices
407
Index of Proper Names
409
Index of Sacred Scripture
417
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