Exempla and the Promotion of Religious Identity: Gerard of Frachet's Vitae Fratrum
AffiliationInstitute for Christian Studies
KeywordsFrachet, Géraud de, approximately 1205-1271
Frachet, Géraud de, approximately 1205-1271. Vitae Fratrum
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Konrad, Abbot of Eberbach, -1221. Exordium magnum Cisterciense
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AbstractThis paper will examine the pedagogy of the exemplary vignette as a means of "mass" identity formation within the Dominican Order and among its far flung supporters. In the process, I make the case that Cistercian Conrad of Eberbach's earlier Exordium Magnum provided a model for a Dominican "memory" and the identity that shared memory was to ensure.
CitationSweetman, Robert. "Exempla and the Promotion of Religious Identity: Gerard of Frachet's Vitae Fratrum." IN Weapons of Mass Instruction: Secular and Religious Institutions Teaching the World. Proceedings of a St. Michael's College Symposium (25-26 November, 2005), pp. 41-50. Eds. Joseph Goering, Francesco Guardiani, Giulio Silano. New York: LEGAS, 2008.
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