Case for Clerical Celibacy
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Its Historical Development and Theological Foundations
|Author: Stickler, Cardinal A.
|Publisher: Ignatius Press
In order to arrive at a correct understanding of the much discussed topic of clerical celibacy, this book clarifies the pertinent facts and the discipline found within the Church from its beginnings until the present time, and explores the theological reasons for celibacy. Cardinal Stickler begins with a discussion of the relevant sources and current scholarship to support his conclusions.