canon

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a principle governing affairs within or among political units

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a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy

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a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

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a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts

a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church

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a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired

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One misunderstanding: the Augustinian Canons Regular, in which religious order Erasmus vowed, were not "monks.
Their classroom method represented the wave of the future, for through their students William of Champeaux and Peter Abelard, their methods would be transmitted to the Canons Regular of St.
All of the sequences considered are approached as products of Victorine canons trying to promote an agenda of reform by conveying two liturgical themes central to their tradition: (1) the power of the cross as transferred from Christ himself, symbolized by the main altar and sacraments, through the ecclesiastical hierarchy, represented by apostles and their most closely related modern counterparts, the reformed canons regular, to the people; and (2) the model of the reformed, common life as the best means for clergy to represent a unified church and to achieve purity of behavior necessary to fulfill their priestly mission.
In addition, one could argue that the international Order of the Holy Cross, with twelve houses spread throughout France, should have been mentioned in the section on Canons Regular.
They also look at those texts in the collections of canons regular, Dominicans, Carmelites, Augustinians, Franciscans, and in Oxford.