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David Finnegan

and quickening form’, they recognised the monarch’s central role as the regulator of a religiously pluralistic commonwealth: we may behold in a politique body or great monarchical frame in so great a diversity of nations, difference of customs, variety of delights, affections and inclinations, in which we observe men to differ, and so disagree one from another, yet that they might be all governed by one sceptre, and 88 Early modern struggles contained under the name and label of one diadem, and under the knot of one union, and dominion, in the league of concord

in Irish Catholic identities
Tradition and innovation in John’s Confessio theologica
Lauren Mancia

, allowing for more rigorous exegetical instruction. 98 Two of the books, Smaragdus of Saint-Mihiel’s Diadema monastica and Expositio in regular sancti Benedicti , were explicit regulators of monastic life according to the RB. 99 Jean Leclercq states that Smaragdus’s impetus for writing his works on monastic life was the monastic capitulary of 817, formulated at Monte Cassino: ‘Let the abbots scrutinize the Rule , word for word, in order to understand it well, and, with their monks, let them endeavor to practice it.’ 100 One can thus imagine William following this

in Emotional monasticism