Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 247: Raymond de Peñafort OP, Summa de casibus poenitentiae
143 Height (mm) and 101 Width (mm)
[ca. 1200 - 1299]
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Summa de casibus poenitentiae
CCCC MS 247 contains a thirteenth-century copy of a manual of canon law for confessors called Summa de casibus poenitentiae (or Summa de poenitentia), a work which greatly influenced the further development of the sacrament of penance. The tract was written by Raymond of Peñafort OP (c. 1190-1275), who was a member (and briefly Master) of the Dominican order and a very influential canon lawyer. The Summa was very widely read and numerous manuscript copies exist from the last three centuries of the Middle Ages.