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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Still, this is widely regarded as the starting point of all vampiric literature.

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Catholic Online School Free Catholic education for all. He left the whole matter open, but seemed to favor the existence of vampires, noting augistin ” … it seems impossible not to subscribe to the belief which prevails in these countries that these apparitions do actually come forth from the graves and that they are able to produce the terrible effects which are so widely and so positively attributed to them.

His biblical writings established him as a leading scholar, and he spent many years trying to popularize the work of biblical exegesis in the church. Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


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Calmet was immediately attacked by colleagues for taking the vampire stories seriously. Calmet was educated at the Benedictine priory of Breuil in the town of Commercyand in joined the same Order at the Abbey of Saint- Mansuy at Toulwhere he was admitted to profession on 23 October of the following year.

Desert Island Books, It was a best seller for the period, quickly translated into German and Italian for a broader audience. In the meanwhile he had prepared two other works closely connected with Biblical exegesis: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Augusti from Edition [6].

Dom Augustin Calmet

It appeared in a German edition in and in an English edition in reprinted in as The Phantom World. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat A Benedictine of the congregation of Saint-Vannes and one of the most renowned Bible scholars of his day.

This desecration continued untilwhen what was left of the abbey became a Monument historique. 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.

Calmet was impressed with the detail and corroborative testimonies of incidents of vampirism coming out of eastern Europe and believed that it was unreasonable to simply dismiss them. The monastery was dissolved by Revolutionary forces inthen later sold off as Cxlmet Property and converted into a textile mill.

Calmet, Dom Antoine Augustin (1672-1757)

After his ordination17 Marchhe was appointed to teach philosophy and theology at the Abbey of Moyenmoutier. He was then sent to study philosophy at St. We ask you, humbly, to help. But while it was received with high praise, even by Protestantscritics were not wanting, among whom may be mentioned the Oratorian Richard Simon. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Sylvester, born in Rome, was ordained by Pope Rosaries, Rosary Bracelets and Birthstone Rosaries In the end, however, Calmet was unable to reach a conclusion beyond the various natural explanations that had been offered.


Among his other published works may be mentioned: Support Free Education Tax deductible support Free education. Re-released inwith the most complete edition inthis book is considered to be [the] authoritative treatment on the subject, containing an unprecedented collection of ghostly stories of revenants. His itinerary reads like an honor roll of some of the finest establishments of the Franco-German monastic intelligentsia: He is an unfairly overlooked figure in our religious and cultural landscape.

Dictionnaire historique et critique de la Bible These two capital works have been printed several times, and received considerable increases, [4] Paris. Sadness, hypochondria and nightmares, created a contagious climate of collective terror. Catholic thought for those of us working out our salvation in fear, trembling, and tom-foolery. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration cqlmet libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. It cannot be denied that in spite of its merits and great erudition it is in some respects open to criticism. These texts were, to the best of my knowledge, the first attempt to apply scientific rigor to the tales of the undead then current throughout Europe.

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