Sodomy in Ecclesiastical Law and Theory

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In the 13th century, sodomy, which was classified among the various sins against nature, was regarded as a primarily clerical vice. In both systematic theology and canon law, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was considered the just punishment for a sin that violated the natural procreative function of sexuality, was contrary to right reason and the natural order, and denied GodÆs injunction to increase and multiply.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-434
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • General Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Gender Studies


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