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religious order in the Roman Catholic Church. The name derives from the Rule of St. Augustine (5th cent.?), which established rules for monastic observance and common religious life. The canons regular, made up of ordained clergy, adopted this rule in the 11th cent. and became known as Augustinian, or Austin, canons. Augustinian canons pursue a life of poverty, celibacy, and obedience without withdrawing from the world. Subsequent orders of canons regular, such as the Premonstratensians, are outgrowths of the Augustinians. The Austin friars are an entirely different group of religious, dating from the 13th cent. (see friarfriar
[Lat. frater=brother], member of certain Roman Catholic religious orders, notably, the Dominicans, Franciscans, Carmelites, and Augustinians. Although a general form of address in the New Testament, since the 13th cent.
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). Officially known as Hermits of St. Augustine, they now exist in three independent branches—the Calced Augustinian Hermits, the more austere and less numerous Discalced Augustinian Hermits, and the Recollects of St. Augustine. There are also congregations of women corresponding to both canons and friars.
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She very usefully explains how the use of the term esprit came to be associated with the gout moderne, and then with a conception of vanity borrowed from seventeenth-century Augustinian discourse.
From an Augustinian perspective the academic community is called to grow together through knowledge to wisdom.
His Augustinian pedigree is also manifest in his interest in transcendental beauty and his understanding of the catechetical importance of language and symbols and the relationship between matters of form and substance.
The more controversial aspect of Ellingsen's analysis comes as he attempts to trace the application of the Augustinian and Calvinist doctrine of original sin through the development of American politics and society.
Menn regards Meditation 3 as "the most distinctively Augustinian portion" of the Meditations (262).
93), and she concludes that the conventional opposition between Augustinians and Aristotelians is not quite warranted.
Tocqueville, Mitchell claims, built his political science on this Augustinian theory of the soul alienated from God.
Fassler argues that this new repertory was closely associated with a reform agenda promoted by Augustinian canons at the Abbey of St.
Luther, an Augustinian friar, created controversy with his 95 Theses.
Czar Alvarez, OSA, described the Augustinian missionary as a 'talented man, endowed with the strongest passion for the mission.
It was a final at Leeds Road Playing Fields the competition deserved, Augustinian putting up 140 all out before battling to restrict their rivals to 108.