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 The Life and Times of Mazu Daoyi

Mario Poceski

in Ordinary Mind as the Way: The Hongzhou School and the Growth of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195319965
eISBN:
9780199785445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319965.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter covers Mazu Daoyi's monastic career, starting with his initial engagement with Buddhism as a young man and his monastic ordination in his native Sichuan. His early travels and studies, ... More


Conclusion

GRAHAM GOULD

in The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263456
eISBN:
9780191682551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263456.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The arguments of this work have clearly shown that the teaching of the Egyptian Desert Fathers on the monastic life was profoundly concerned not only with such subjects as asceticism, prayer, and ... More


Retrospect

H. E. J. COWDREY

in Lanfranc: Scholar, Monk, Archbishop

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259601
eISBN:
9780191717406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259601.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In 1070, when Lanfranc left his abbacy at Caen to become Archbishop of Canterbury, he was probably about 60 years old — by medieval standards an advanced age. In Lombardy, and then in Normandy, he ... More


Obedience and Authority

Roman Cholij

in Theodore the Stoudite: The Ordering of Holiness

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199566976
eISBN:
9780191701993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566976.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter attempts to explain the logic behind Theodore's personal rigorism and intransigence that made him willing to engage in battle with the highest authorities in the empire while, at the ... More


Gregory VII and the Monastic Order

H. E. J. Cowdrey

in Pope Gregory VII, 1073–1085

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206460
eISBN:
9780191677144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206460.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Pope Gregory VII's background as a monk by early training and lasting loyalty ensured that, throughout his pontificate, he would maintain close relations ... More


Cyril of Scythopolis

JOHN BINNS

in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses Cyril of Scythopolis' work titled The Lives of the Monks of Palestine, which is the main source of information of monastic life in Palestine during the Byzantine period. This ... More


The Other Sources

JOHN BINNS

in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses other sources of information on monastic life in Palestine during the Byzantine period. It considers the lives of four saints including Theognius, Theodosius, Chariton, and ... More


The Spirit and the Letter: Monastic Education in a Romanian Orthodox Convent

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260559
eISBN:
9780520945920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260559.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter examines how religious knowledge is produced and transmitted in the context of Orthodox monastic lives in contemporary Romania. It considers the use, by novices and those who train them, ... More


General Conclusions

Roman Cholij

in Theodore the Stoudite: The Ordering of Holiness

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199566976
eISBN:
9780191701993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566976.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Despite being bound by his profession as a monk to abstain from involvement in the affairs of the world, Theodore the Stoudite's personality and convictions compelled him to push for monastic reforms ... More


“Femina Byzantina”: The Council in Trullo on Women

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines what the late seventh-century canons can tell us about “femina byzantina.” In 692 the Council in Trullo, convened by Justinian II, met in the same domed hall of the Great Palace ... More


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