Ironically, "moral theology," or the ancient practices from which the discipline emerged, has a rich heritage of biblical, political, and ecclesial power speech of prophetic indictment, parrhesia, deliberation, and of course, paraenesis
or traditional moral exhortation.
Church in Crisis: Ecclesiology and Paraenesis
in Clement of Rome, by Barbara Ellen Bowe.
8, 183-212)"; Vincent Zarini, "Ennode entre Prudence, Ambroise et le 'monde': a propos de deux poemes de la Paraenesis
didascalia"; Michael Roberts, "Stylistic Innovation and Variation in the Poetry of Venantius Fortunatus"; Michel Jean-Louis Perrin, "L'utilisation des citations bibliques par l'abbe Raban Maur dans le De humore parentum (834): quelques considerations litteraires, historiques et politiques"; and Sylvain Leroy, "La recriture des Noces de Cana dans le De Gratia Novi Testamenti (XIe s.): de la metamorphose de l'eau a la mutation d'un genre." The second subsection, on the transmission of texts, textual criticism, and literary criticism, presents four works: Benoit Gain, "Les epitaphes de Gregoire de Nazianze sur son ami Basile de Cesaree.
A., <<"And Rose up to Play": Midrash and Paraenesis
in 1 Corinthians 10:1-22 >>, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 16 (1982) 64-78.
Alexander's desire to put himself forward as a good courtier and influential counselor to the King that permeates Julius Caesar also informs, for instance, the 84-octave didactical poem A Paraenesis
to the Prince (1604), where Prince Henry is admonished always to contemplate the examples offered by History, observe the laws and act for the people's good and not for his own pleasure.
Some manuals and older studies classify the church speech in four genres of preaches spoken in liturgical context: homilies, proper preaches, paraenesis
(4) and religious lectures.
He examines the distinguishing features in their respective views on the new existence; how, within their distinctive "in Christ" theologies, the author expects believers to carry out the paraenesis
; and whether the differences might reflect theological traditions as well as contingent circumstances of the recipients.
This can be exemplified by the paraenesis
in Romans 15:7-12.
Their biblical interpretations generally emphasized moral paraenesis
For example, 'Chambers Dictionary' lists PARAENESIS
, 'Webster's 2nd' has NONIMITATIVE and 'Dorland's Medical Dictionary' HYPOPOROSIS.
(69) For Pacian's text, see Paraenesis
sive exhortatorius libellus ad poenitentiam, 1, in PL, 13, col.