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HISTORY of Christian Theology

Refers to cloistered monks or nuns in Roman Catholicism who belonged to religious orders that followed a monastic “rule” (regula), as distinguished from mendicants and secular clergy (those directly associated with a church instead of a monastery). Among the most prominent were the Benedictines, Cistercians, and Carthusians.

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