While it may be accurate that "most of the major aspects of the Chinese eremitic
Gong Sheng was a retiring official, his moral resolve notwithstanding, but his conduct has had a role in the "eremitic
tradition." According to Vervoorn, Gong Sheng "actually embodies |the~ shift from the exemplary but rather theoretical Confucian eremitism of the last part of the Former Han to the equally exemplary but deadly serious Confucian eremitism of the Wang Mang period and its aftermath".
Paul Jones, Maggie Ross, Barbara Erakko Taylor, Sara Maitland, and others--who have written memoirs I have gobbled up about their ups and downs living an eremitic
'Saint Christopher's Legless' was built around the patron saint of wayfarers, and modes of inner travel, iconographically through the inclusion of a lifelike sculpture of the eremitic
saint 'slumped against the wall of the gallery, his legs worn down to stumps through the zeal of his efforts', (4) and by means of curious fibre-glass sculptures, abstract approximations of hi-speed, sci-fi vehicles, that invited promise of translocation beyond mundane everyday experience.
The biblical examples cited by Nisterus--Abraham, David, Elijah--are those of non-eremitic (or only partially eremitic
However, the essence of monasticism remains unchanged." Parameos monastery in Wadi el-Natrun -- Ahmed Hindy "Monasticism used to be 'eremitic
' in the past.
Still, for students and scholars of Buddhist Studies they are ground-breaking and speak to exciting ways of rethinking the male-dominated and eremitic
characterizations of Buddhist monasticism that have become normative in the field.
(86) The first question arising from these remarks is which exact 'Lebensform' it is which is advertised here: monasticism, yes, but cenobitic, eremitic
, and cohabiting versions are presented as (almost) equally valid: the right choice depends on external situations.
Sister Sheila Richardson, ESA, JD, JCL, is an Eremitic
Though not as adamantly self-cloistered as the eremitic
2), outlining how eremitic
practice gradually developed into the two distinct but overlapping categories of hermits and anchorites.