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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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Of the many descriptions of coenobitic acedia [13] perhaps the best summary of its early medieval characteristics is to be found in Cassian's De Institutis Coenobiorum (Foundations of Coenobitic Life) where acedia figures as the sixth of the eight major temptations.
First, Syriac asceticism before the middle of the fifth century was not coenobitic but rather deeply individualistic in nature.
Interest in this subject area coincided with a crisis of fervour in coenobitic monasticism and was nurtured within a literate urban populace who, influenced by mendicant preaching, began to become more individualistic in their quest for personal religious experience and more sharply critical of mechanical exterior observance.