By Stephan Heid
Heid provides a penetrating and wide-ranging research of the old information from the early Church at the subject matters of celibacy and clerical continence. He provides a short evaluation of contemporary literature, after which starts off his research with the recent testomony and follows all of it easy methods to Justinian and the Council in Trullo in 690 within the East and the 5th century popes within the West. He completely examines the writings of the Bible, the early church councils, saints and theologians like Jerome, Augustine, Clement, Tertullian, John Chrystostom, Cyril and Gregory Nazianzen. He has accrued ambitious facts with conclusive arguments concerning compulsory continence within the early Church.
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Celibacy in the Early Church: The Beginnings of Obligatory Continence for Clerics in East and West by Stephan Heid