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1. Record Number: 13751
Author(s): Van Meter, David C.
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 Frassetto Garland Medieval Casebooks Series .   Garland Publishing, 1998.  Pages 149 - 175.
Year of Publication: 1998.