Apostolic Origins of Priestly Celibacy

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Ignatius Press, 1990 - Religion - 469 pages
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"Fr Christian Cochini has made a thorough examination, based on years of extensive research, of the topic of clerical celibacy in the first seven centuries of the Church's history. ...." [from back cover]
 

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Contents

Def1ning the Problem Does Clerical Celibacy
3
The State of the Issue
18
Methodological Precisions
47
The Issue of the Apostles Marriages
65
Instances of Clerics Who Were Married
84
Nestorian Church of Persia
121
From the Origins to the Year 390
139
Conclusion of Section A
245
Patristic Writers
288
Anonymous and Apocryphal Texts
307
Imperial Laws
318
Imperial Laws
352
7th Century
382
Legislation on Marriage and Continence for the Lower Clerics
411
General Conclusion
429
Bibliography
441

From the Year 390 to the End of the 7th Century
255
Councils and Synods
264

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