Subject Description


Prophets and ascetics

OCM Identifier


Subject Description

Prophets and messiahs; ascetics and anchorites; monks, friars, and nuns; monastic orders (e.g., mendicant, hermit, cenobite); monasteries and convents (e.g., organization, activities); monastic rules (e.g., poverty, celibacy); characteristics, status, and means of support; etc.

The term was changed from "Holy Men" to "Prophets and Ascetics" in 2000.

Ecclesiastical organization

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