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a person who is whipped or whips himself for sexual gratification

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a person who whips himself as a religious penance

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Less acquisitive than the laudesi, the flagellants did not become entangled in the finances of commemoration, though they also provided vital funeral services to their members.
Its international conferences on the flagellant movement produced two sizeable and excellent collections of articles on the movement and the confraternities that were touched by or arose from it - Il movimento dei disciplinati (1962, rpt.
While this contemporary effort to label violence as a relic of an othered Middle Ages is consistently shown to be a fantasy, Carlson's references to events reported in the Parisian Journal make clear that fifteenth-century France was a location of widespread and casual violence and that the saints' plays, altar images, and flagellant processions of the day were part and parcel of the presence of suffering.
As it is, the poetry of cultural memory, as self flagellant as it may seem, could not be what it is if it did not sustain a certain kind of political vision of the identities and histories that its poetry installs as a denunciation and complaint, on the one hand, and, on the other, as an affirmation and strengthening of a subjective perspective whose ontological reality cannot be understood if one is not in the bosom of some situated culture, and in the real territories of geography and memory of which this poetry becomes testimony.
Martin and Meyers handle differently Katherine Balderston's sixty-year old claim that Johnson, during his years at Streatham, was "a flagellant demanding to be scourged and manacled" (Martin 389).
His focus on birching in virtually all his flagellant literature involves a diffusion of stimulus, a multiplicity of simultaneous stimuli over a "tingling space of .
Peter's College, the Flagellant (1792) of Westminster School, (1) Olla Podrida (1787-1788) of St.
By the fourteenth century, people mysteriously began to form flagellant processionals.
The flagellant movement grew in the late 13th century.
The society existed for serious discussion of philosophical and moral topics, but it also existed for fun, fellowship, and laughter (there was never anything serious about Monckton Milnes, who was later to introduce Swinburne to the dubious joys of flagellant pornography).
But from watching The Passion, you get the unhealthy feeling that Mel, like some Flagellant from 1260 enjoys seeing a good whipping.
When the flagellant bars fall still in this semi-derelict place, their din likewise decays dramatically.
Where Baxter, however much he disguised himself as the Catholic flagellant, was always something of a protestant prophet for whom drugtakers and drop-outs figured apocalyptically, the Freed poets were enthusiastically engaged in counter-cultural activity without seeking to turn that activity into religion, mysticism or vatic social pronouncement.
The flagellant confraternities flourished in Spain in great numbers (with particular involvement from the Franciscans), and the devotion to the example of Christ as the Vir Dolorum often led its members to perform acts of self-mortification that were judged excessive by the Church hierarchy; (30) in Salamanca, the medieval institution of the 'Cofradia de Jesus Flagelado' still exists today.
In the 1260s, a first wave of foundations of devotional confraternities took place -- the flagellant confraternities or confraternities of discipline.