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Building Colonial Cities of GodMendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain$
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Karen Melvin

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804774864

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804774864.001.0001

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Distinguishing Habits

Distinguishing Habits

Mendicant Identities and Institutes

(p.76) Chapter Two Distinguishing Habits
Building Colonial Cities of God
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This chapter examines the nature and essential characteristics of individual mendicant orders in New Spain. It explains what made each order unique, what they shared, and how they adapted those characteristics to the circumstances they encountered in New Spain. It discusses the mendicants' self-conscious articulation of corporate identities rooted in their traditions, histories, and theologies. This chapter also shows that the mendicants have a common identity rooted in shared vows and the balancing of contemplative duties and priestly ministries.

Keywords:   mendicant orders, New Spain, corporate identities, traditions, histories, theologies, shared vows, priestly duties

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