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asceticism

[aset′isiz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, askein, to exercise
(in psychiatry) a defense mechanism that involves repudiation of all instinctual impulses. The concept is derived from the religious doctrine that material things are evil and only spiritual things are good.
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11) At the same time, he concurred with Jerome that virginity and the chastity of continence are ways of Christian ascetical practice superior to the chastity of marriage.
do something to convince the clergy (especially the younger among them), ordination candidates, and perhaps some others, of the importance of basing their study of modern psychology upon a solid foundation of moral and ascetical theology and at the same time of translating ancient formulations of these latter sciences into terms of a truly scientific knowledge of the human psyche and its processes.
Beuno's and of his ascetical principles derived from Ignatian spirituality with its ideal of seeing God in all things.
Theologian Richard Gaillardetz has captured this view of marriage well by describing marriage as an ascetical vocation.
First, alongside classic themes which were in the first volume of the Dictionary such as ascetical theology, mystical theology and spiritual theology, the New Dictionary includes ground-breaking entries on a wide range of contemporary themes and metaphors.
These include the healing that takes place through prayer, ascetical practices, and the charisms of healing; through sacraments and healing services; through a combination of medical and spiritual, social and systemic approaches; and through sensing the sustaining presence of the Holy Spirit, even when we accept and continue to struggle with illness and traumas.
Romero's doctoral degree was in ascetical theology.
Alexander Golitzin, Marquette University theologian, discusses "The Violent Take It by Force: Martial Imagery in the Eastern Christian Ascetical Tradition.
Dombrowski claims that Thoreau's diet "seems to have been a part of his ascetical desire to purify the soul" (28).
First, it embodies a classic ascetical strategy for applying formulaic principles to intended actions.
There are interior ascetical practices: control of thoughts, struggle against gluttony, lust, avarice, anger, boredom, vainglory, pride, and acedia (i.