Asceticism (See also Austerity, Discipline.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Asceticism (See also Austerity, Discipline.)

  1. Albigenses heretical and ascetic Christian sect in France in 12th and 13th centuries. [Christian Hist.: EB, I: 201]
  2. Alexis, St. patron saint of beggars and hermits. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewer Dictionary, 22]
  3. Anthony, St. founder of monasticism. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 49]
  4. Béguines 12th-century French mendicant order. [Fr. Hist.: Espy, 98–99]
  5. Cathari heretical and ascetic Christian sect in Europe in 12th and 13th centuries. [Christian Hist.: EB, II: 639]
  6. Cistercians Roman Catholic monastic order observing strict asceticism, founded in 1098. [Christian Hist.: EB, II: 948]
  7. Clare, St. founder of mendicant Order of Poor Glares. [Christian Hagiog.: Hall, 69]
  8. Crazy Ivar lived in hole on side of river bed. [Am. Lit.: O Pioneers!, Magill I, 663–665]
  9. Diogenes (412–323 B. C.) despised worldly possessions; made his home in a tub. [Gk. Hist.: Hall, 104]
  10. Fakirs fanatical mendicant sects found primarily in India. [Asian Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 310]
  11. Franciscans 13th-century religious order whose members lived in poverty. [Christian Hist.: EB, IV: 273]
  12. Gandhi, Mohandas K. (1869–1948) Indian spiritual leader; embodied Hindu abstemiousness. [Indian Hist.: NCE, 1042]
  13. Jerome, St. Christian monastic leader who searched for peace as hermit in desert. [Christian Hist.: EB, V: 545]
  14. Manichaean Sabbath Manichaean observance of Sunday, demanding abstinence from food and sex. [Christian Hist.: EB, VIII: 746]
  15. Paul of Thebes, St. first Christian hermit; cave-dweller most of life. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 268]
  16. Priscillianism rigorously ascetic Christian sect found in Europe until the 6th century. [Christian Hist.: EB, VIII: 219]
  17. Stoicism philosophical school in Greco-Roman antiquity advocating rationality and austerity. [Gk. Hist.: EB, VIII: 746]
  18. Stylites, St. Simeon Christian monk whose philosophy was so ascetic that he dwelt atop a column to meditate. [Christian Hist.: EB, IX: 216]
  19. Timon of Athens lost wealth, lived frugally; became misanthropic when deserted by friends. [Br. Lit.: Timon of Athens]
  20. Trappist monks order with austere lifestyle. [Rom. Cath. Hist.: NCE, 2779]
  21. Waldenses members of 12th-century French religious movement living in poverty. [Christian Hist.: EB, X: 519]
  22. Xenocrates temperate philosopher, noted for contempt of wealth. [Gk. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1169]