Book of Gomorrah

An Eleventh-Century Treatise against Clerical Homosexual Practices
Author: Peter Damian
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554586631
Category: Social Science
Page: 119
View: 6227
Some of the roots of the characteristic negative attitude to homosexuality can be found in Peter Damian’s appeal to Pope Leo IX. Though written 900 years ago by an Italian monk in a remote corner of Italy, The Book of Gomorrah is relevant to contemporary discussion of homosexuality. The Book of Gomorrah asks the Pope to take steps to halt the spread of homosexual practices among the clergy. The first part outlines the various forms of homosexual practice, the specific abuses, and the inadequacy of traditional penitential penances, and demands that offenders be removed form their ecclesiastical positions. The second part is an impassioned plea to the offenders to repent of their ways, accept due penance, and cease from homosexual activity. Payer’s is the first translation of the full tract into any language from the original Latin. In his introduction to the tract Payer places The Book of Gomorrah in its context as the first major systematic treatise in the medieval West against various homosexual acts, provides a critique of Peter Damian’s arguments, and outlines his life. The annotated translation is followed by a translation of the letter of Pope Leo IX in reply to Damian’s Treatise, an extensive bibliography, and indexes. The book will be of interest to students of medieval history and religion, to ethicists and students of social mores, and to persons generally concerned with the historical roots of present-day attitudes to homosexuality.

Sodom and Gomorrah

History and Motif in Biblical Narrative
Author: Weston W. Fields
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567062619
Category: Religion
Page: 228
View: 3903
According to Fields, biblical narrative is didactic socio-religious commentary on human experience, reflected in 'history', and that such 'history' is a way of describing the conceptual universe of the ancient authors. Biblical narrative is strikingly free of abstract formulations but encapsulates abstract reflections, within recurring literary motifs, and by the reporting of 'historical information'. This perception of biblical narrative is strikingly illustrated by an analysis of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19). The motifs of the Sodom tradition are compared with those in the stories about the concubine in Gibeah (Judges 19) and about the destruction of Jericho (Joshua 2).


A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System
Author: Roberto Saviano
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429955386
Category: True Crime
Page: 320
View: 6518
A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal. Known by insiders as "the System," the Camorra affects cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast, and is the deciding factor in why Campania, for instance, has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and whycancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. Saviano tells of huge cargoes of Chinese goods that are shipped to Naples and then quickly distributed unchecked across Europe. He investigates the Camorra's control of thousands of Chinese factories contracted to manufacture fashion goods, legally and illegally, for distribution around the world, and relates the chilling details of how the abusive handling of toxic waste is causing devastating pollution not only for Naples but also China and Somalia. In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer, a waiter at a Camorra wedding, and on a construction site. A native of the region, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen, and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to aid an eighteen-year-old victim who had been left for dead in the street. Gomorrah is a bold and important work of investigative writing that holds global significance, one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.

Sodom and Gomorrah

In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Author: Marcel Proust
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101503106
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
View: 6830
The fourth volume of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century John Sturrock's acclaimed new translation of Sodom and Gomorrah will introduce a new generation of American readers to the literary riches of Proust. The fourth volume in this superb edition of In Search of Lost Time—the first completely new translation of Proust's masterpiece since the 1920s—brings us a more comic and lucid prose than English readers have previously been able to enjoy. Sodom and Gomorrah takes up the theme of homosexual love, male and female, and dwells on how destructive sexual jealousy can be for those who suffer it. Proust’s novel is also an unforgiving analysis of both the decadent high society of Paris and the rise of a philistine bourgeoisie that is on the way to supplanting it. Characters who had lesser roles in earlier volumes now reappear in a different light and take center stage, notably Albertine, with whom the narrator believes he is in love, and the insanely haughty Baron de Charlus.

The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho

Geological, Climatological, and Archaeological Background
Author: David Neev,K. O. Emery
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195358063
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
View: 2671
The story of the destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho--three cities situated along a major fault line extending 1,100 kilometers from the Red Sea to Turkey--is the oldest such description in human history. In this book, noted geologists K.O. Emery and David Neev have revisited that story to shed light on what happened there some 4,350 years ago. With all the benefits of modern geological and forensic science techniques at their disposal, the authors explore an area where earthquakes, volcanic activity, variations in the Dead Sea's level, and oscillations between arid and wet climates have affected life there for over 10,000 years. In reviewing the geology, biblical paleogeography, and limnology of the region, the authors have produced fascinating insights into the tectonic and climatic changes that have occurred in the region over the last 6,000 years and how those changes have affected cultural life in the Middle East. The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho is the first book to combine modern science and biblical archaeology to produce an authoritative account of the of these three great cities. It will fascinate students and researchers in geology, geophysics, and archaeology alike.

Beloved Gomorrah

Author: Justine Saracen
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 1602829012
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
View: 7908
What if Sodom and Gomorrah, those synonyms for debauchery, were in fact perfect societies? What if the avenging angels were genocidal terrorists, and the Òone righteous manÓ who escaped the annihilation was a murderous fanatic and the rapist of his own daughters? Justice is a long time coming, but finally the serene waters of the Red Sea give up the secret of a millennia-old lie. While surrendering to biblical wantonness with a film actress, sculptor Joanna Boleyn, discovers that righteousness can conceal its own depravity, that art tells more truth than scripture, and that challenging authority can be mortally dangerous.

Skipping Towards Gomorrah

Author: Dan Savage
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110111813X
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
View: 6790
In Skipping Towards Gomorrah, Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits. Among them: Greed: Gamblers reveal secrets behind outrageous fortune. Lust: "We're swingers!"-you won't believe who's doing it. Anger: Texans shoot off some rounds and then listen to Dan fire off on his own about guns, gun control, and the Second Amendment. Combine a unique history of the Seven Deadly Sins, a new interpretation of the biblical stories of Sodom and Gomorrah, and enough Bill Bennett, Robert Bork, Pat Buchanan, Dr. Laura, and Bill O'Reilly bashing to more than make up for their incessant carping, and you've got the most provocative book of the fall.

A New Gomorrah

Author: Elizabeth Kinzer O;Farrell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469101971
Category: Fiction
Page: 276
View: 6862
The story in the New Gomorrah is about a Midwestern city so steeped in crime and corruption, that a new minister, Reverend Dr. David Chandler, at a prestigious church on Park Avenue, feels he must do something about it. In a challenging sermon, he compares it to Gomorrah, the ancient city of biblical times destroyed by fire because of its evil ways. His compelling words are heard by Paul Chedder, a cynical, now burned-out, but once highly regarded investigative reporter for The Daily Chronicle, the citys only daily newspaper. Dr. Chandler is popular among the young people in the church, and has learned about the drug trafficking on the local college campus. He is furious to hear about the gambling and prostitution rampant in the city, the running of crap games at the American Legion Hall, and berates local authorities for doing nothing about the bookie operation next to the Civic Center. He decides to bring such matters to the attention of his congregation in his sermon. The city s crime problems expand with the assassination of the drug kingpin, and Pauls ongoing private investigations into a nursing home swindle, the possibility of corruption in City Hall, the death of two young reporters working with him, and his own near death at the hands of the assassin. While Paul is recuperating, the trusted members of the citizens committee decide to share Pauls suspicions of the Mayors involvement with the trusted District Attorney, working together to get crime off of the streets.

Universalism and Particularism at Sodom and Gomorrah

Essays in Memory of Ron Pirson
Author: Diana Lipton
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
ISBN: 1589836510
Category: Religion
Page: 254
View: 8961
This book reexamines the Sodom and Gomorrah narrative in Genesis 18–19, an ethically charged text that has significantly influenced views about homosexuality, stereotyping the other, the rewards and risks of hospitality, and the justice owed to outsiders. Its twelve essays, reflecting their authors’ considerable geographical, religious, methodological, and academic diversity, explore this troubling text through the lens of universalism and particularism. Biblical Sodom is read as the site of multiple borders—fluid, porous, and bi-directional—between similar and different, men and angels, men and women, fathers and daughters, insiders and outsiders, hosts and guests, residents and aliens, chosen and nonchosen, and people and God. Readers of these exegetically and theologically attentive essays published in memory of Ron Pirson will experience a rare sense of an ancient text being read in and for the modern world. The contributors are Calum Carmichael, Diana Lipton, William John Lyons, Nathan MacDonald, Amira Meir, Yitzhak (Itzik) Peleg, T. A. Perry, Ron Pirson, Jonathan D. Safren, Megan Warner, Harlan J. Wechsler, and Ellen J. van Wolde.

Leaving Gomorrah

Author: Doug Cooper-Spencer
ISBN: 0557917638
Category: Fiction
Page: 396
View: 612
Otis is a gay man who discovers he has a son from a one night affair. Now his son, Antonio, a young man in his twenties, has come to live with him. Everything is fine until Otis realizes that Antonio is living a secret life hustling his body. It's a trade Otis is well aware of because he once lived that same life. Antonio, Otis's son, feels he has been blessed with great sexual prowess. He doesn't consider himself gay or bi-sexual, but he has used his 'gift' to dominate both men and women to get what he wants. But there is one thing he can't get from sex, and that is peace of mind from the darkness that haunts him, the same darkness that haunted, and later destroyed his mother. Now Otis must fight to save Antonio from a life in the streets and from the darkness that haunts him. However, Otis has his own demons, and he finds that he must not only save his son's life, but his own life as well. Leaving Gomorrah is the third and final book in the This Place of Men Trilogy.

Aye, and Gomorrah

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575119284
Category: Fiction
Page: 383
View: 2030
A father must come to terms with his son's death in the war. In Venice, an architecture student commits a crime of passion. A white southern airport loader tries to do a favour for a black northern child. The ordinary stuff of fiction - but with a difference! These tales take place twenty-five, fifty, a hundred and fifty years from now. Men and women have been given gills to labor under the sea. Huge repair stations patrol the cables carrying power to the ends of the earth. Telepathic and precocious children yearn so passionately to visit distant galaxies that they'll kill to go. Brilliantly crafted, beautifully written, these are Samuel Delany's award-winning stories, like no other before or since.

Summary: Republican Gomorrah

Review and Analysis of Max Blumenthal's Book
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2511001551
Category: Political Science
Page: 44
View: 1905
The must-read summary of Max Blumenthal's book: “Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party”. This complete summary of "Republican Gomorrah" by Max Blumenthal, an award-winning American journalist, presents his humorous look at the hypocrisy and scandal of the radical right wing. He examines how personal crisis has brought fringe parties into mainstream politics and transformed the Republican Party for years to come. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand how radicalism has shaped the face of mainstream American politics • Expand your knowledge of American politics and Republican fringe movements To learn more, read "Republican Gomorrah" and discover how dysfunction and scandal have managed to take a hold of American mainstream politics.

Behind the Gates of Gomorrah

A Year with the Criminally Insane
Author: Stephen Seager
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476774501
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
View: 9325
A darker twist on Orange is the New Black, this true insider's account delivers an eye-opening look into the nation’s largest state-run forensic hospital, a facility that houses the real-life Hannibal Lecters of the world. Psychiatrist Stephen Seager was no stranger to locked psych wards when he accepted a job at California’s Gorman State hospital, known locally as “Gomorrah,” but nothing could have prepared him for what he encountered when he stepped through its gates, a triple sally port behind the twenty-foot walls topped with shining coils of razor wire. Gorman State is one of the nation’s largest forensic mental hospitals, dedicated to treating the criminally insane. Unit C, where Seager was assigned, was reserved for the “bad actors,” the mass murderers, serial killers, and the real-life Hannibal Lecters of the world. Against a backdrop of surreal beauty—a verdant campus-like setting where peacocks strolled the grounds—is a place of remarkable violence, a place where a small staff of clinicians are expected to manage a volatile population of prison-hardened ex-cons, where lone therapists lead sharing circles with sociopaths, where an illicit underground economy flourishes, and where patients and physicians often measure their lives according to how fast they can run. To cross through the gates of Gomorrah is to enter a looking-glass world, where the trappings of the normal calendar year exist—Halloween dances and Christmas parties (complete with visits from Santa), springtime softball teams and basketball leagues, but marked with paroxysms of brutality (Santa goes berserk), and peopled by figures from our nightmares. Behind the Gates of Gomorrah affords an eye-opening look inside a facility to which few people have ever had access. Honest, rueful, and at times darkly funny, Seager’s gripping account of his rookie year blends memoir with a narrative science, explaining both the aberrant mind and his own, at times incomprehensible, determination to remain in a job with a perilously steep learning curve.

Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas

Author: Raphael Aloysius Lafferty
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465582673
Page: N.A
View: 1331

The Gates of Gomorrah

Author: Katie Kuntz
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1594675031
Category: Fiction
Page: 344
View: 795

The Scripture History Relating to the Overthrow of Sodom & Gomorrah

And to the Origin of the Salt Sea Or Lake of Sodom
Author: Stephen Sewall
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 30
View: 9706

The Sodom and Gomorrah Business

Author: Barry N. Malzberg
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575102438
Category: Fiction
Page: 126
View: 8599
Death and Disorder 104. Institute courses told a grim story about the Network - that savage world beyond the closely guarded Institute gates. But they wanted to see for themselves. They had to know. Were they really females there? Would their training as mercenaries prepare them for the wild bands of grisly subhumans? They set out on a journey of discovery only to become the unwitting agents of forces that threatened to destroy the only world they'd ever known.

Cities of the Plain (Sodom and Gomorrah) (平原之城(所多瑪與蛾摩拉))

Author: Marcel Proust
Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 11
View: 6774

Gomorra/ Gomorrah

Un viaje al imperio economico y al sueno de poder de la Camorra / A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime
Author: Roberto Saviano
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789707809215
Category: True Crime
Page: 324
View: 3917
N�poles es la ciudad m�s violenta de la Uni�n Europea. Su criminalidad organizada, la Camorra, ha asesinado desde 1980 a m�s de 3.600 personas, m�s que la suma de IRA, ETA y Brigadas Rojas, y mucho m�s que la Cosa Nostra siciliana. Pero el rojo de la sangre es s�lo un aspecto de la calamidad. La otra cara del problema es negra: una ciudad que vive de la econom�a sumergida se condena a vivir al otro lado de la ley. Los jefes de clan, los usureros y los mafiosos sustituyen gradualmente a los pol�ticos, los bancos y los polic�as. Ese es el mundo en el que se adentra el escritor y periodista napolitano Roberto Saviano. Colaborador de varios medios de comunicaci�n y miembro del centro de estudios sobre la camorra y la ilegalidad, con Gomorra ha logrado un �xito inmediato entre los lectores y una impostergable llamada de atenci�n sobre la situaci�n de su ciudad natal, donde el desempleo ronda el 20% (en algunos barrios llega hasta el 50%) y la delincuencia es la aspiraci�n de la mayor�a de los j�venes, que ans�an entrar en el "Sistema", como es conocido. Una tupida red de actividades criminales que partiendo del puerto de N�poles, punto de entrada en Europa del comercio chino que escapa en su inmensa mayor�a a las Aduanas, y una ingente red de talleres clandestinos, alcanza dimensiones globales ENGLISH DESCRIPTION A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A groundbreaking, unprecedented bestseller in Italy, Roberto Saviano's insider account traces the decline of the city of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network more powerful and violent than the Mafia. The Camorra is an elaborate, international system dealing in drugs, high fashion, construction, and toxic waste, and its influence has entirely transformed life in Campania, the province surrounding Naples.

La Banda de Los Ninos

Author: Roberto Saviano
Publisher: Anagrama
ISBN: 9788433979841
Category: Fiction
Page: 392
View: 8688
Nápoles, hoy, es una ciudad bella y terrible: es el reino de la camorra, y los chicos que crecen allí lo hacen bajo su influjo. Una pandilla formada por diez de ellos se lanza a la conquista de la ciudad: provienen de familias normales, les gusta lucir calzado de marca y tatuarse el símbolo de su banda. Liderados por Nicolas Fiorillo, alias Marajá, el grupo de adolescentes utiliza las motos como los forajidos de las películas del Oeste usaban los caballos: invaden las aceras, atropellan a peatones, se escabullen por las estrechas calles del centro histórico. Quieren hacerse con una parte del negocio del tráfico de drogas y la extorsión, y aprovechando el vacío que han dejado algunas familias se alían con un viejo jefe de clan para iniciar su ascenso. El poder se afianza ganándose el respeto, sembrando el miedo, aplicando la violencia: un like en el Facebook de la novia de otro puede convertirse en una sentencia de muerte, si hay que probar armas nuevas se utiliza como blanco a un grupo de emigrantes, y en el camino hacia la cima no hay amigos, ni antiguas lealtades.