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  • Record Number: 1952
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Van Meter , David C.
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  • Title: Eschatological Order and the Moral Arguments for Clerical Celibacy in Francia Around the Year 1000 [The author traces the thinking of various abbots and bishops in the debates over the moral order of society. Celibacy was claimed by the monks, which gave them a higher rank than secular clergy. All sides in the debate used apocalyptic rhetoric to press for reform while strengthening their own positions. 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 149 - 175.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Celibacy Clergy- Sexual Behavior Ecclesiastical Reform Eschatology Gerard I de Florennes, Bishop of Cambrai Monks
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 10-11
  • Related Resources: There can be no doubt, however, that by the early eleventh century monastic ideology was endeavoring to assert its influence on the social order as a whole, as David C. Van Meter makes clear in "Eschatological Order and the Moral Arguments for Clerical Ce
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  • Author's Affiliation: Boston University [doctoral candidate]
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815324308
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