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  • Record Number: 19107
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Frassetto , Michael.
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  • Title: Heresy, Celibacy, and Reform in the Sermons of Ademar of Chabannes [The monk Ademar records interconnecting concerns in his sermons. Heretics in Aquitaine called priests' behavior into question. Church councils sought to prevent clergy from having wives or concubines in order to ensure the purity of the Eucharist. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medieval Purity and Piety: Essays on Medieval Clerical Celibacy and Religious Reform.  Edited by Michael FrassettoGarland Medieval Casebooks Series.  Garland Publishing, 1998.  Pages 131 - 148.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Ademar of Chabannes, Chronicler and Composer Celibacy Clergy- Sexual Behavior Council of Bourges (1038) Council of Limoges (964) Councils and Synods of the Church Ecclesiastical Reform Heresy Ritual Purity Sermons
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 11
  • Related Resources: One of the more intriguing features of the early eleventh century are reports of heretical communities that preached renunciation of marriage while denouncing the worldliness of the clergy. The hostility of Ademar of Chabannes to these heretics, studied b
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815324308
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