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Conventuals
(331 words)

[German Version]

1.

Those who belong to a convent (Lat. conventus), i.e. all the full members of a religious community at a specific location.

2.

In the context of a particular monastic way of life, and especially among the mendicant orders, “conventuals” refers to that group or tendency within the order which continues to follow the “old observance” (usually in a previously mitigated form) in the midst of internal disputes over the proper observance of the rule, and which accordingly rejects the rigorous interp…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Conventuals”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_12166>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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