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White Collar Zen: Using Zen Principles to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Your Career Goals

Steven Heine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160031
eISBN:
9780199850273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

It is said that in traditional Japan the samurai embraced Zen because it helped them to be fearless in adversity, to act quickly and decisively, and to keep focused on their ultimate goal. This book ... More


 Legends Pleasing and Brightly Polished: The Holy Recluses

David J. Collins

in Reforming Saints: Saints' Lives and Their Authors in Germany, 1470-1530

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329537
eISBN:
9780199870134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329537.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A second large group of vitae had as subjects holy men and women who had led lives of reclusion as hermits and anchoresses. Their veneration was, in contrast to the holy bishops', geographically ... More


Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 2: The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

John McManners

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270041
eISBN:
9780191600692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270046.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The second volume of this study of the relations between the Catholic Church and society in eighteenth‐century France covers the topics of popular religion; the clergy and morals; the Jansenist ... More


Monastic Growth and Change

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The century after 1050 has been called ‘the monastic crisis’, but a crisis, which lasts for a century appears to be a misnomer. It was a time of monastic growth and change: the number of monks ... More


On the Margins of Official Religion

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 2: The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270041
eISBN:
9780191600692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270046.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

To the reformist clergy, some of the traditional pieties of Catholicism, notably processions, the cult of relics, pilgrimages, and the presence and life of hermits, had become marginal and at best in ... More


Surveying Mountain Landscapes

Steven Heine

in Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195135862
eISBN:
9780199834297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195135865.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This section contains koan cases that focus on the role of mountains and spirits encountered by Zen masters. It treats four topics, including the early Northern and Ox Head schools for which ... More


Contesting With Irregular Rivals

Steven Heine

in Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195135862
eISBN:
9780199834297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195135865.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

These koan cases include encounters with rivals within the Zen lineage as well as practitioners outside the monastic order, such as hermits, shamans, wizards, mind readers, and miracle workers, and ... More


The Carmelites and Antiquity: Mendicants and their Pasts in the Middle Ages

Andrew Jotischky

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206347
eISBN:
9780191717055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206347.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Carmelite Order began when a group of hermits settled in a regulated community on Mt Carmel in the kingdom of Jerusalem in the first decade of the 13th century. As the hermits began to found new ... More


On the Vice of Sentimentality: Androcles and the Lion and Some Extraordinary Adventures in the Desert Fathers

Catherine Osborne

in Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter investigates the notion of sentimentality and the vice of excessive sentimental attachment. It reviews a number of fables from the classical tradition and from the stories of the desert ... More


Chapter One. The Carmelites, c.1187–1530

ANDREW JOTISCHKY

in The Carmelites and Antiquity: Mendicants and their Pasts in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206347
eISBN:
9780191717055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206347.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter presents an overview of Carmelite history in the Middle Ages. Beginning with the emergence of hermits on Mt Carmel in the early 13th century, it examines the expansion of the Order and ... More


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