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Becoming a Monk: Teacher and Discipline

Georges B. J. Dreyfus

in The Sound of Two Hands Clapping: The Education of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232594
eISBN:
9780520928244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232594.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, the author examines monastic discipline and describes his second day at the Nam-gyel monastery in Tibet. He was taken under the protective wing of some monks who helped him get ... More


Introducing the New Monasticism

Steven Vanderputten

in Monastic Reform as Process: Realities and Representations in Medieval Flanders, 900-1100

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451713
eISBN:
9780801468117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451713.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on The “New Monasticism” of Lotharingia, which propagated a dichotomous vision of the monastic world. It consists of a large group of ordinary monks, whose service to society was ... More


Imagining Religious Leadership in the Middle Ages: Richard of Saint-Vanne and the Politics of Reform

Steven Vanderputten

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453779
eISBN:
9780801456305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453779.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Around the turn of the first millennium AD, there emerged in the former Carolingian Empire a generation of abbots that came to be remembered as one of the most influential in the history of Western ... More


Shaping Reformed Identities

Steven Vanderputten

in Monastic Reform as Process: Realities and Representations in Medieval Flanders, 900-1100

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451713
eISBN:
9780801468117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451713.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter critics the scholars' framing of reformers' ideas—about abbatial leadership, monastic discipline, and other subjects—in the context of an abstract, semi-institutionalized reform ... More


Spiritual Mothers

Helena Hansen

in Addicted to Christ: Remaking Men in Puerto Rican Pentecostal Drug Ministries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298033
eISBN:
9780520970168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298033.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that addiction ministries' reliance on the victimhood of women as a key resource in the reformation of masculinity narrowed women's routes to spiritual power and capital. The ... More


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