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Though one can always find (or claim) partial exceptions, the poetic and paraenetic qualities of the Quran do not feature prominently in its exegesis.
First John is paraenetic literature structured broadly in four parts following a prologue (1: 1-4).
Here Morgan draws on her own previous work to point up Atlantis' allegorical and paraenetic features, and the essay as a whole is richly informed by the specificities of Plato's handling of spatial themes.
(49) This is clearly indicated by the christological statement being placed in a paraenetic context, where Paul addresses both the Gentiles and the Jewish Christians, reminding them of their new situation and of their participation to the common blessing of the messianic era.
Valentinian ethics and paraenetic discourse; determining the social function of moral exhortation in Valentinian Christianity.
Various aspects of governing are dealt with in many emblems or paraenetic distichs, as Phrygius calls them, but the writer rightly notes that advice to rulers constituted the essence of many emblematic collections, which were inspired by mirrors of princes.
It presupposes the tendency of texts to pursue multiple communicative purposes and focuses on protreptic, paraenetic, apologetic, polemical and didactic communicative aims.
The purpose of the book, however, is not historical, but didactic and paraenetic: "Because Muhammad's life expressed the manifested and experienced essence of Islam's message, getting to know the Prophet is a privileged means of acceding to the spiritual universe of Islam." Interestingly, he also emphasizes that this life story is "devoid of any human tragic dimension" (p.
In fact 1 Polycarp, like other contemporary paraenetic literature of its type (1 Peter being the closest parallel), with its mixture of eschatology and exhortation, resists an easy absorption into the Early Catholicism Thesis which levels evidence to make it conform to simplistic conceptions of linear theological and historical development.
In its subject matter and organization, the KH would have functioned admirably as a homiletic or paraenetic compendium: a sort of advanced primer for public preachers ([wu.sup.[subset][subset]][bar{a}]z, mudhakkir[bar{u}]n, [khutab[bar{a}].sup.[contains]]), who might conveniently use the book to prepare the khutba h to be given at Friday congregational prayer, or to compose sermons and lectures on topics of immediate relevance to the members of a halqah.
In order to make a compelling case for reading Martyrdom of Polycarp as an integrated narrative contained in paraenetic epistolary form, Buschmann must account for the shortened Eusebian evidence and demonstrate how the various elements of the longer account contribute to the author's rhetorical aims.