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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


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


Reconsidering Renunciation: Family-Friendly Monasticisms

Shayne Clarke

in Family Matters in Indian Buddhist Monasticisms

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836474
eISBN:
9780824870966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836474.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book has explored the familial and marital relationships of Buddhist monks and nuns in India, thus highlighting a scholarly misperception in the study of Indian Buddhism: that world renunciation ... More


The Mirror of Holy Virginity

Sara Ritchey

in Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines how devotion and theology centered on the world's re-creation developed in the twelfth century, using the Speculum virginum as a starting point. The Speculum virginum (Mirror of ... More


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