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Can there be such a thing as an anchoritic rule?

Millett, Bella (2013) Can there be such a thing as an anchoritic rule? In, Innes-Parker, Catherine and Kukita Yoshikawa, Naoe (eds.) Anchoritism in the Middle Ages: Texts and Traditions. Cardiff, GB, University of Wales Press pp. 11-30. (Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages).

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Abstract

Although medieval ‘rules’ for solitaries lacked canonical status, and Ann K. Warren classifies them rather as ‘ascetic treatises’, they often drew on monastic models. Their relationship to this tradition, however, was not uncomplicated, and some later medieval ‘rules’, while acknowledging their lack of legislative status, rhetorically emphasize the value of an extra-monastic form of religious life whose followers, rather than serving under a rule or a human superior, answer directly to God. The paper examines the underlying reasons for this development, tracing the changing relationship between monastic and anchoritic ideals from the patristic period to the end of the Middle Ages.

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Published date: April 2013
Organisations: Faculty of Humanities

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Local EPrints ID: 196257
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/196257
ISBN: 978-0-7083-2601-5
PURE UUID: 343e9795-bec6-47ef-906c-af06e9f1086c

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Date deposited: 06 Sep 2011 08:28
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:23

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Author: Bella Millett
Editor: Catherine Innes-Parker
Editor: Naoe Kukita Yoshikawa

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