Nevertheless the rigorism of his ascetic resolve was never relaxed.
A ‘dubious rigorism ’ led some in the early church to condemn recourse to secular therapies, and monastic communities at times have used only prayer and other spiritual remedies to treat bodily illness.
By contrast, the sort of Church that Montanus offered was one of ecstatic prophecy, immediate eschatology, ascetic moral rigorism , and, at the same time, institutional chaos.
He worked with rigorism accentuated by simple form and minimalist details.
It is self-scourging rigorism of an extreme kind.
Against the rigorists , I am inclined to agree with Cardinal Ratzinger that a measure of flexibility and openness is in order.
Various groups of rigorists (usually termed Spirituals) began openly to accuse their opponents of laxity in the observance of poverty and even to disobey their superiors.
His theology and his disciplines were rigorist , but he as a man who lived them himself with great commitment and dedication.
We refer to John's particular evaluation because the church later on did not follow the rigorist position of John on these matters.