4 edition of An Outline Of The History Of Clerical Celibacy In Western Europe To The Council Of Trent found in the catalog.
June 25, 2007
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Written in English
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Celibacy, the state of being unmarried and, therefore, sexually abstinent, usually in association with the role of a religious official or its narrow sense, the term is applied only to those for whom the unmarried state is the result of a sacred vow, act of renunciation, or religious cy has existed in one form or another throughout history and in virtually all the. John W. O'Malley's "Some Basics About Celibacy" (10/28/02) presents clearly and concisely the Western church's traditional understanding of clerical celibacy.
A number of Popes, bishops and priests were married until clerical celibacy was made a rule in the 11th or 12th century. The present Pope recently declared that he wants to see the clergy of Brazil being allowed to marry for apparently many of them including bishops are living with wives and have children without the benefit of marriage. Celibacy was hard enough, but monks and nuns were comitted not merely to celibacy, but chastity. Girls of good family but without good marriage prospects were often packed off to nunneries in the Middle Ages, where their natural sexual desires manifested themselves in a variety of ways. some nunnery's were little more than brothels, but in others the rules of chastity were strictly enforced.
The Council of Trent declared that celibacy was possible, founded on scripture, and that it was heresy to say that virginity and celibacy were not objectively superior to marriage (). If the Protestant ministers were married, the new men of the Counter-Reformation would be celibates, trained and organised with a precision and uniformity. Clerical celibacy is the discipline by which, in some of the particular Churches that constitute the Catholic Church, only unmarried men are, as a rule, to be ordained to the same discipline holds in some other Churches for ordination to the episcopate.. Chief of the Catholic particular Churches that follow this discipline is the Latin Rite, but, among the Eastern Catholic.
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The Council of Trent declared that celibacy was possible, founded on Scripture, and that it was heresy to say that virginity / celibacy were not objectively superior to marriage (). If the Protestant ministers were married, the new men of the Counter-reformation would be celibates, trained and organised with a precision and uniformity.
The Council of Trent * () reaffirmed the teaching of clerical celibacy, but it stated that this was enjoined on the clergy by the law of the church and not by the law of God.
Currently, the Roman Church feels celibacy is useful for ministers as it gives them greater freedom in the service of God, but it also states the church may. To understand the historical development of celibacy in the Western and Eastern Churches, this study begins with an analysis of the actual concept of clerical celibacy, providing an outline of the method which a proper treatment of this argument demands, as well as the theological presuppositions and foundations of celibacy.
2 CleriCal CeliBaCy in THe WesT: c– Questions of scriptural mandate, apostolic precedent, ecclesiastical tradition, sacramental function and pastoral role were repeatedly aired and analysed, and the rationale behind obligatory clerical celibacy, and the desirability or acceptability of a married priesthood, considered and contested.
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Earl Evelyn Sperry. Alfons M. Stickler, "The Evolution of the Discipline of Celibacy in the Western Church from the End of the Patristic Era to the Council of Trent," Priesthood and Celibacy,(Rome-Milan.
Priestly celibacy in patristics and in. the history of the Church. This possibility needs to be taken into account when reconstructing the history of clerical celibacy. The evolution of the discipline of celibacy in the Western Church from the end of the patristic era to the Council of Trent.
Later, the Council of Carthage extended the celibacy requirement to the subdeaconate. After the legalization of Christianity ingreater discussion regarding clerical celibacy emerged.
At the ecumenical Council of Nicea I (), Bishop Hosius of Cordova proposed a decree mandating clerical celibacy, including for those clergy already married. Voice of the Faithful A Brief History of Celibacy Page 4 Pope Siricius (circa CE) wanted to make the clerical celibacy decree of the Elvira Council authoritative for the entire Western church.
He judged that priests who had sex with their wives were engaging in “crimes.” He File Size: 43KB. CELIBACY, CLERICAL, HISTORY OF. The practice of celibacy in the Church, or the renunciation of marriage undertaken implicitly or explicitly for the purpose of practicing perfect chastity, is an almost uniquely Christian institution whose history re β ects the idealism and, at times, the contradictions of Christian asceticism.
Antiquity and the Old Testament. Church Historian Williston Walker, referring to Pope Gregory VII’s Church reforms, states that clerical celibacy became, “ not only the theoretical but the practical rule of the Roman Church.” Yale Professor John Boswell cites the role of rural ethical codes, applicable in the Early Middle Ages in Western Europe.
A Critical Consideration of The Case for Clerical Celibacy By Rev. Deacon Anthony Dragani, Ph.D. Although the general populace is unaware of it, during the past decade a new effort has been underway to defend the Roman Catholic practice of mandatory priestly celibacy.
Putting aside the traditi. Developments leading up to the Council of Trent. Despite all the efforts of the Gregorian reform the legislation on celibacy was still far from achieving the desired objectives. After the great Western Schism () the status of the papacy suffered a new decline and another reform was called for.
The Case for Clerical Celibacy, Second Edition He clarifies the concepts of celibacy and sexual continence. He then examines the development of clerical celibacy in the Latin West, exploding the myth celibacy is a medieval invention or simply a church-instituted practical discipline.
It is refreshing to find a book on celibacy that is Price: $. Clerical celibacy is the requirement in certain religions that some or all members of the clergy be unmarried. These religions consider that, outside of marriage, deliberately indulging in lustful thoughts and behavior is sinful; clerical celibacy also requires abstention from these.
Within the Catholic Church, clerical celibacy is mandated for all clergy in the Latin Church except in the.An outline of the history of clerical celibacy in western Europe to the Council of Trent. (Syracuse, N.Y., ), by Earl E. Sperry (page images at HathiTrust) Priesterehen und Mönchsehen: rechtliche Natur der Scheidung von Tisch und Bett.Clerical celibacy is the discipline within the Catholic Church by which only unmarried men are ordained to the episcopate, to the priesthood (with individual exceptions) in some autonomous particular Churches, and similarly to the diaconate (with exceptions for certain categories of people).
In other autonomous particular churches, the discipline applies only to the episcopate.