The Regular Canons

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Those scholars who take time to study Damian always reach the same conclusion: His influence is powerful, pervasive, and permanent in all matters ecclesiastical, theological, and spiritual, particularly in the canonical movement. Within that movement we see Damian’s eschatology, witness, imago Dei, imitatio Christi, activism, and individualism, as well as Damian’s appreciation for work.1 No one canon creates a fully developed theology, but a broad overview of their theology allows us to see Damian’s theology at the foundation of their movement.


Religious Life Twelfth Century Intellectual Work Utilitarian Perspective Canonical Treatise 
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