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    provided modern scholars with a wide variety of medieval women writers from all over Europe and a few in England. The most widely anthologized English female writer is Julian of Norwich. Julian was an anchoress, and as Marcelle Thiebaux notes, "The anchorite movement was widespread in England from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries. Both men and women chose this extreme form of asceticism, which was favored and encouraged by the crown, the church, and the laity. Anchorholds were small, narrow cells

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    The Social and Recluses: Social Being

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    To be human is to be social. We are, in essence, a reflection of our society, we are ‘the ensemble of social relationships’ we have experienced (Marx 1968:29). Humans have a primal need to communicate and interact with other humans (Keesing 1974:75). The way one interacts and communicates, however, is shaped by the society in which one lives (Benedict 1934:46). To be a social being, is to interact with and participate in one's society in a culturally acceptable way, to use and be used by society

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    Bad Reputation Essay

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    Who Really Cared About a Bad Reputation? Joan Jett’s song Bad Reputation started controversy relating to the behavior of women, an issue that has been around long before the twentieth century. During the Medieval Ages, a person’s reputation, gender, and social status all determined their place in society. One’s position then determined their possibility of acquittal by jury. The question is, why? Why was the value of one’s reputation placed so high by society and what were the effects it had on

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    or an abbot. St. Benedict respects these monks the most since they are the most minimalistic and follow the rules he made the strictest. “With the aid of God, to lay down a rule for the best kind of monks, the cenobites. “ Second, there are the anchorites or hermits, who have come through the test of living in a monastery for a long time, and have passed beyond the first fervor of monastic life. Third, there

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    and three years of temptations Kempe went through. Later in chapter 5 Kempe has her first conversation with God (Jesus), and is assured of his forgiveness, and given instructions to take communion weekly, and finally is told to go to a certain anchorite for confirmation that her revelations were real. By this time while I was reading this book it got really confusing. Chapters 6 & 7 are a vision of Mary, her mother, and the birth of both Mary and later Jesus. Margery believes herself in service

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    incapable of being violated. Corporeal: Physical, tangible, or of this world. Core Idea: Augustine ponders the nature of God, and the origin and nature of evil. Significant life events: Augustine fully rejected astrology Chapter 8: Vocabulary: Anchorite: One who lives in solitude for religious purposes. Core Idea: Augustine hears about, and discusses, the conversions of

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    Mondrian

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    him, when seated at a table beside a window through which trees were visible to him, persuade someone to change places. "The artificial tulip fitted in, of course, with the legend of the studio as laboratory or cell, the artist as scientist or anchorite. Mondrian felt it mattered that an artist should present himself in a manner appropriate to his artistic aims. A photograph of him taken in 1908 shows a bearded floppy-haired Victorian man of sensibility. A photograph of 1911 shows a twentieth-century

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    Mephistopheles is unable to do so this time because Faust was never so satisfied with the results of his striving that he wanted time to stand still.Mephistopheles is only able to seize Faust's soul through trickery. Mountain Gorges · The Anchorites – Pater Ecstaticus, Pater Profundus, and Pater Seraphicus – are religious hermits who represent the mystical tradition of early Christianity.

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    Monk Essay

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    A monk is a person who practices religious asceticism, living either alone or with any number of other monks. A monk may be a person who decided to dedicate his life to serving all other beings, or who voluntarily chooses to leave mainstream society and live his life in prayer and contemplation. According to an early biography, the young Saint Antony (died 356) led a conventional Christian life until the day when, on the way to church, he “communed with himself and reflected as he walked how the

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    The Controversial Margery Kempe

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    The Controversial Margery Kempe Throughout history, there have been a select number of women with extraordinary talent, intelligence, and passion that have challenged and defied society's subjugation of women and have stood their ground under the pressure of patriarchy. The Middle Ages, in particular, generally cast women in a negative light. Some medieval women used their abilities in the arts to leave a lasting impression on a society that affiliated women with Eve, who was believed to be

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