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I am looking for information, books or articles on the following topic:

Celibacy and asceticism - everything from monastic orders to fasting. Having no background on the topic, I need suggestions for which books (and/or movies) to read:

1. So, please give me a list of several (so that I find one or two at least in my area) books or articles or links that are 'essential' to my topic and are also fairly short.

2. Information on a movie that that deals with the priesthood and celibacy--the name is something like 'in the name of roses.' Do you know which movie I am talking about?

3. Information on a book by Aristotle or some philosopher, which was not supposed to be read by priests; whoever read it ended up dying. But in the end, they found out that there was a poison on the papers of book. If you know the title of this movie or know some links to search, please let me know.

Thank you for any assistance that you can provide. Please provide references.

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This is an interesting topic, indeed. I will answer your questions in the order that you presented them:

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1.I am looking for information, books or articles or links on the following topic: Celibacy and asceticism - everything from monastic orders to fasting. Having no background on the topic, I need suggestions for which books (and/or movies) to read: So, please give me a list of several (so that I find one or two at least in my area) books or articles that are 'essential' to my topic and are also fairly short.

I have located three fairly short articles that are related to your topic. As well, the bibliographies list many books and articles that are related to your topic, that you may use as other sources. However, these articles may be sufficient. Included in these articles are priesthood and celibacy and the definition of asceticism, and a fairly good ...

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By responding to the questions, this solution assists in locating information and articles for an assignment on celibacy and asceticism. Two related articles are also attached related to the topic, as well as links to other relevant information.

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