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coenobite

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a member of a religious order following a communal rule of life
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The age of war has fashioned for him his prized cenobitic life, and thus undermined is his nostalgic insistence on the irreparable pastness of such a life.
Chapter six covers Christian buildings in other categories, especially the important pilgrimage centers with structures for all the services they offered, together with guesthouses, hospitals, and old age homes; monastery plans, whether laura-type or cenobitic, including cells, prayer spaces, eating spaces, meeting and instruction spaces, structures for charitable services, towers, and walls; and funerary buildings, with or without spaces for commemorative liturgies.
Jotischky's tabular representation of Gerard's monks provides proof at a glance of their varied national origins and backgrounds and even more striking evidence of the variety of religious choices open to them, from the life of a solitary hermit to full cenobitic monasticism, with many gradations in between, and with some moving with apparent ease from one type of religious life to another.
In chapter 3, Newhauser takes up the Egyptian ascetic tradition and the gradual transmission of its ideals to western monasticism, where the emphasis shifted from the individual to the cenobitic monastic community.
One of the problems Cassian attempted to solve was the contrast between the eremitical life, that is the life of isolated monks like Saint Antony, and the cenobitic or community life, whose main representative has traditionally been considered to be Pachomius.
Religious brothers have been given the short end of the stick almost since the first monks (a term derived from Syriac-speaking monks and, loosely translated, meaning "the single ones") began to separate themselves from society, either singly (the eremitic form) or in community (the cenobitic form).
Goehring's careful investigations uncover strands of early monastic practice that do not fit later definitions of monachos as either cenobitic or anchoritic.