from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as parenetic.
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No text-book can, of course, adequately supply the parenetical side of the catechetical instruction or take the place of the living exposition by the pastor.
This serves to explain the character of the patristic literature, which is apologetical and polemical, parenetical and ascetic, with a wealth of exegetical wisdom on every page; for the roots of theology are in the
If at any time this part of moral theology should be pushed to the background, moral theology would become one-sided and would need a revision, not by cutting down casuistry, but by devoting more time and energy to the doctrine of virtues in their scientific, parenetical, and ascetical aspect.