eremite

(redirected from eremitical)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

eremite

a Christian hermit or recluse
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Licence acknowledges the importance of such approaches, but although he has much of interest to say about the practical business of being a hermit in medieval England, he prefers to treat the popularity of the eremitical life in the eleventh and twelfth centuries as primarily a spiritual rather than a sociological or political phenomenon.
Sinitsyna describes the diversity of terminology used for monastic forms, ranging from the cenobitic to the eremitical to a variety of monastic types in between, mostly some form of osobnoe zhitie or osobnye (idiorhythmic) monasteries.
20) Urged by the prior of Camaldoli to remain and take holy orders, John refused on account of his desire for a coenobitical rather than an eremitical life.
And although there is one chapter that deals with the aims of the Carmelite eremitical life, his is an institutional history.
Langland's apparent object in constructing his persona 'as an itinerant eremite' was 'to show how difficult it is to remain true to the primitive rules of both the itinerant and eremitical orders' (173).
Of the three kinds of monasticism that can all be found in the Egyptian experience--the eremitical, the coenobitic, and the lavritic--St Sabas was concerned to develop lavritic monasticism, and saw the coenobium as a training ground for the more solitary life of the lavra.
This applies especially to the term vank (commonly rendered "monastery"), bearing in mind the solitary and eremitical way of life which emerges from narrative sources.
In some cases the newcomers were already members of religious orders or had previously committed themselves to the eremitical life before answering the inner call to resettle in the Latin East; in other instances soldiers or merchants abandoned the world to remain as monks or hermits in the Holy Land.
The monks under Pachomius' charge lived in common quarters, the so-called coenobitic mode familiar to us from later Western monasticism, while those in Lower Egypt continued for some time to favour the eremitical or anchoritic mode established by Antony, that is, living as hermits in close proximity to a charismatic master.
With this simple gesture, LaBas, like the enchanter Merlin, "demystifies" the mysteries of HooDoo as well as the eremitical obfuscations of The Quest of the Holy Grail.
From the Calender King turns to consider how, in the figure of Archimago and others, Spenser engaged in his own kind of Protestant iconoclasm by making his villains conform to monastic and eremitical practices.
The picture the Diaries paint is that of the eremitical student, thirsty for all knowledge, but not knowing what it was that he sought.