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- adj. ascetic
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic.
- adj. practicing great self-denial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the practice of rigid self-denial and the mortification of the body as a means of attaining virtue and holiness; ascetic.
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- adj. practicing great self-denial
- adj. pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline
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Let thy self-discipline be not in ascetical exercises as the false teachers (1Ti 4: 3, 8; compare 2Ti 2: 22, 23; Heb
For very much of the literature that comes under this head of demonology is tainted with errors that may well owe their origin to the father of falsehood, and much of it again, especially those portions which have a practical purpose (what may be called the ascetical and mystical demonology) is designed to lead men to give themselves to the service of Satan.
Not seldom, in fact, they interlard their plans and hopes for a revival of the sacred liturgy with principles which compromise this holiest of causes in theory or practice, and sometimes even taint it with errors touching Catholic faith and ascetical doctrine.
Fr Robinson, the founder of the Toronto Oratory, is a philosopher and a student of the spiritual and ascetical tradition of the Church.
This is all the more difficult because many liberation theologians continue to use a great deal of the Church's classical ascetical and dogmatic language while changing its signification.
Reminded me of British colonialist discourse which deemd Hinduism “ascetical” and “fatalistic” (and thus a pat reason for the poverty in India), never mind the “Victorian Holocausts” and other inconvenient truths.
When you read the complete stories of the lives of these saints, and shift your focus from the gruesome details of their martyrdoms and their more extreme ascetical practices, you might meet people who can teach you about being who you are.
When you read the complete stories of the lives of these saints and shift your focus from the gruesome details of their martyrdoms and extreme ascetical practices, you might meet people who can teach you about being who you are.
Many lead-ideas of the Christian ascetical movement can already be seen as prevalent in the New Testament literature, which developed apocalyptic themes by contrasting the radical life that ought to be lived in accordance with the Kingdom of God with the ease of a worldly existence.
It is in the mid-third to fourth centuries, however, that the ascetical movement really became a powerful and distinctively organized movement in Christianity.