If one were to read Calmet’s work as a simple reflection about death, one of its . Dom Calmet’s account of the fate of excommunicated bodies also includes. by Dom Augustin Calmet; Abbe de Sonones; Mr. l’Abbe De Vence et al. Currently unavailable. Product Details. Treatise on Vampires & Revenants: The. Calmet, Dom Antoine Augustin () A Benedictine of the congregation of Saint-Vannes and one of the most renowned Bible scholars of his day. Calmet.

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Calmet defined a vampire as a person who had been dead and buried and then returned from the grave to disturb the living by sucking their blood and even causing death. Book titles OR Journal titles. Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that’s great! It, too, was translated into Latin and the principal European languages. Title page cakmet Book I of his most famous work on Vampires. Among his other published works may be mentioned: In the meanwhile he had prepared two other works closely connected with Biblical exegesis: The appearance and expansion of Vampirism in the eighteenth-century can be explained by: After his ordination17 March,he was appointed to teach philosophy and theology at the Abbey of Moyen-Moutier.

The English translation by Cakmet and Colsonrevised and with additions by Taylorwent through many editions in a larger ccalmet compendious form. That would come dok, with the well-traveled and thoroughly bizarre Swedenborgian and Martinist monk Antoine-Joseph Pernetywhom I hope to someday investigate more thoroughly. This article has multiple issues.

The only remedy for vampirism was to dig up the body of the vampire and either sever its head and drive a stake through the chest or burn the body. Blog of the Courtier by William Newton. And by the time that Dom Calmet died inthe French monastics had not yet reached the height of their oddity.


Email required Address never made public. The next morning, his body was found disinterred, thrown naked far from his grave. It cannot be denied that in spite of its merits and great erudition it is in some respects open to criticism. Menu Skip to content Home About Contact. Once dead, the most cherished mortals—parents, lovers, children—become a burden.

It, too, was translated into Latin and the principal European languages. He was educated at the Benedictine priory of Breuil, and in joined the same order in the Abbey of St-Mansuy at Toul, where he was admitted to profession 23 Oct. Newsletters Sign Up Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Antoine Augustin Calmet

Contact Contact Us Help. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Calmet was a pious religious as well as a learned man. As a theologian, he recognized that the existence and actions of such beings could have an important bearing on various theological conclusions concerning the nature of the afterlife.

In his later years Calmet published some further Biblical dissertations in the Bible de Vence Hoffmann, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Edgar Allan Poe, or Bram Stoker, Calmet spread stories of bloodsucking vampires and hideous ghosts, and recounted all forms of terrifying deeds on the part of the dead who would not rest in eternal peace. In the end, however, Calmet was unable to reach a conclusion beyond the various natural explanations that had been offered. Faber and Faber, If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

Project MUSE – Deadly Fears: Dom Augustin Calmet’s Vampires and the Rule Over Death

Retrieved 4 July He achieved widespread scholarly respect for his work in three different fields. The monastery was dissolved by Revolutionary forces inthen later sold off as State Property and converted into a textile mill.


Richard Bentley His Kith and Kin. The English translation by D’Oyley and John Colsonrevised and with additions by Taylorwent through many editions in a larger and compendious form. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

Dom Augustin Calmet

This shows how much the commentary was esteemed. But while it was received with high praise, even by Protestantsaugustiin were not wanting, among whom may be mentioned the Oratorian Richard Simon.

Information Learn about Catholic world. Eclectic Orthodoxy I’m a blogger, dammit, not a theologian. She dispatched her personal physician to investigate.

Calmet wrote a noted history of the Duchy of Lorraineas well as a history of the Abbey of Senones, which was still in manuscript form at the time of his death. Learn more augustln citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia.

The End of the Year: It went through three French printings, in, and He writes in his preface to the Treatise. We ask you, humbly, to help. It’s in our eighteenth century and there are vampires! Benedict XIII wished to confer episcopal dignity upon him, but his humility could not be brought to accept the honour.

Hydulphe, abbot of Senones Abbey hundred thousand francs, neighbor two other augusstin of the same income, printed and reprinted the history of vampires, with the approval of the Sorbonne, signed Marcilli! It is perhaps unusual that som monk who was, by all accounts, part of the same intellectual circles as the Maurist Enlighteners and the Philosophes would take to such a strange subject.

Among his other published works cwlmet be mentioned: Catholic Online School Free Catholic education for all.