Regularisation, Innovation, and Invention:
 Observant Reform and the Quasi-Religious Life. Alison More

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November 5, 2019

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Haude Morvan, « Regularisation, Innovation, and Invention:
 Observant Reform and the Quasi-Religious Life. Alison More », Observer l'observance, ID : 10670/1.d9ftzl


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Observant reformers were concerned about restoring order to the Church and returning to an imaginary age of pristine ideals. Reformers sought to achieve this goal not only through their fiery rhetoric, but also through providing education and pastoral guidance. When interacting with groups of non-monastic women, that guidance often took the form of constructing and imposing an identity that was compatible with traditional forms of monastic life. Under Observant care, these groups of women fou...

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