Letters, 31-60

by Peter Damian
Catholic University of America Press, 1990
Paper: 978-0-8132-2637-8, eISBN: 978-0-8132-3225-6

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Peter Damian (1007-1072), an eleventh-century monk and man of letters, left a large and significant body of correspondence. Over one hundred and eighty letters have been preserved, principally from Damian's own monastery of Fonte Avellana. Ranging in length from short memoranda to longer monographs, the letters provide a contemporary account of many of the controversies of the eleventh century: purgatory, the Eucharist, clerical marriage and celibacy, immorality, and others. Peter Damian, or "Peter the Sinner" as he often referred to himself, was one of the most learned men of his day, and his letters are filled with both erudition and zeal for reform.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Contents
Preface
Abbreviations
Select Bibliography
Concordance
Letter 31
Letter 32
Letter 33
Letter 34
Letter 35
Letter 36
Letter 37
Letter 38
Letter 39
Letter 40
Letter 41
Letter 42
Letter 43
Letter 44
Letter 45
Letter 46
Letter 47
Letter 48
Letter 49
Letter 50
Letter 51
Letter 52
Letter 53
Letter 54
Letter 55
Letter 56
Letter 57
Letter 58
Letter 59
Letter 60
Indices
Index of Proper Names
Index of Sacred Scripture

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