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- adj. Relating to parenesis.
- adj. Exhibiting parenesis; hortatory; persuasive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Hortatory; encouraging; persuasive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of parenesis; hortatory; persuasive.
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But practically types were used for parenetic rather than theological purposes by Baldwin (Passio Christi typica; Adventus Christi typicus), Bacmeister (Explicatio typorum V.T. Christum explicantium), and other writers of this school.
Hence morals were at first treated in a popular, parenetic form.
"Demartyrio", parenetic in character, and "De oratione", moral and dogmatic in content; the latter meets the objections which are advanced or rather reiterated even today against the efficacy of prayer.
The only essential difference is that the Midrashic form prevails in the Haggadah, and the parenetic or apocalyptic form in the pseudepigrapha.
 See ante, i. 68, and post, June 9, 1784, note, where he varies the epithet, calling it 'the best piece of parenetic divinity.'
 See _ante_, i. 68, and _post_, June 9, 1784, note, where he varies the epithet, calling it 'the best piece of _parenetic_ divinity.'
Rambach goes further than this; in order to increase the parenetic force of Scripture, he attributes to each word as wide a meaning and as much importance as the nature of the subject matter allows (Instit. herm.,
A few months before his death he said: ” 'William Law wrote the best piece of parenetic divinity; but William Law was no reasoner;' post, June 9, 1784.