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A. Origins (CT)

Monasticism, as  one of the designated and recognized Christian ways of life, was a part of the Church in Late Antiquity and was assimilated by the Germanic people into their emerging national Churches with their acceptance of Christianity.   Monasticism was not a uniform entity.  Aside from the constitutive ele…

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Frank, Karl Suso (Freiburg), “Monasticism”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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