Translated selections of writings on ethics by Arius Didymus, Cicero, Crates, Demetrius of Phalerum, Dio Chrysostom, Diogenes, Diogenes Laertius, Epictetus, Epicurus, Hierocles, Horace, Isocrates, Julian, Lucian of Samosata, Maximus of Tyre ...
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Translated selections of writings on ethics by Arius Didymus, Cicero, Crates, Demetrius of Phalerum, Dio Chrysostom, Diogenes, Diogenes Laertius, Epictetus, Epicurus, Hierocles, Horace, Isocrates, Julian, Lucian of Samosata, Maximus of Tyre, Melissa, Musonius Rufus, Pliny the Younger, Plutarch, Seneca, Sextus Empiricus, and Theano, and from the Gnomologium Vaticanum, Oxyrhynchus Papyrus, and Pythagorean Sentences.
Offering a fresh assessment of the presence and function of paraenesis within Valentinianism, this book places Valentinian moral exhortation within the context of early Christian moral discourse.
Author: Philip L. Tite
Offering a fresh assessment of the presence and function of paraenesis within Valentinianism, this book places Valentinian moral exhortation within the context of early Christian moral discourse. Like other early Christians, Valentinians were not only interested in ethics, but used moral exhortation to discursively shape social identity. Building on the increasing recognition of ethical and communal concerns reflected in the Nag Hammadi sources, this book advances the discussion by elucidating the social rhetoric within, especially, the "Gospel of Truth" and the "Interpretation of Knowledge." The social function of paraenesis is to persuade an audience through social re-presentation. The authors of these texts discursively position their readers, and themselves, within engaging moments of narrativity. It is hoped that this study will encourage greater integration of research between those working on the Nag Hammadi material and those studying early Christian paraenetic discourse.
Moral. exhortation. Anyone familiar with the New Testament knows that it exhorts
us to moral conduct. It calls us to avoid doing evil and instead to love others and
do good. The question we will address in this chapter is this: why did the early ...
Author: A. J. Wallace
Publisher: Bridgehead Publishing
Recent scholarship has challenged post-Reformation ideas about the early Christian doctrines of salvation. This ground-breaking book draws together the conclusions of recent scholarship into a compelling and clear view of the early Christian paradigm of salvation. It presents the case that the early Christians focussed not on Christ's death on the cross or 'saving faith', but on moral transformation. They saw Jesus as God's appointed teacher, prophet, and leader, who died as a martyr in order to teach them a new way of life. Their paradigm of salvation centred upon this way of life taught by Jesus, and on following faithfully his example and teachings. Part 1: 'How the Gospels present Jesus' explores the way in which the early Christians understood the teaching of Jesus. It highlights five themes of Jesus' message: economics and wealth, moral purity, social equality, the temple system, and physical and spiritual affliction. It shows why people viewed Jesus as a divinely appointed teacher, prophet, and leader, and saw his death as a martyrdom for his cause and movement. Part 2: 'Doctrines of the early Christians' presents the key early Christian doctrines of salvation and shows why several post-Reformation doctrines conflict with their views. It shows that the early Christians believed God's final judgment is made on the basis of character and conduct. They believed that by following Jesus and transforming their lives morally, they would obtain positive judgment and resurrection. This part shows how the early Christians' ideas of faith, justification, forgiveness and grace all fit into this paradigm. Part 3: 'The importance of Jesus' looks at why the early Christians considered Jesus so significant; they focussed on the moral transformation he brought to their lives. This part highlights what they believed Jesus achieved for them, and how they used sacrificial language to explain these beliefs. It explores the evidence for viewing Jesus' death as a martyrdom, and for seeing his resurrection as equally important. Part 4: 'Ideas throughout history' shows that Christians held this paradigm of salvation for several centuries. It outlines the key changes that occurred from the 4th century through to the Reformation, which moved tradition away from the early Christian ideas. Finally, it offers a critique of modern post-Reformation doctrines of salvation.
There is much overlapping and ambiguous terminology, which is partly due to the
fact that exhortation was never systematically treated by the rhetoricians.
Hortatory traditions (i.e., those concerning moral exhortation) played a part in
Author: Stanley K. Stowers
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Making use of letters--both formal and personal--that have been preserved through the ages, Stanley Stowers analyzes the cultural setting within which Christianity arose. The Library of Early Christianity is a series of eight outstanding books exploring the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts in which the New Testament developed.
of. Moral. Exhortation. in. Clement's. Pedagogue. by. Clarence E. Glad
Introduction Whatever definition one accepts of ... fundamentally to do with moral exhortation, most often in a post-baptismal or post-conversion instructional
Author: James Starr
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Was ist frühchristliche Paränese? Im Licht einer hundertjährigen Forschungsgeschichte bieten die 17 Beiträge eine aktuelle Diskussion frühchristlicher Paränese in ihrem griechisch-römischen und hellenistisch-jüdischen Kontext. Der Band, an dem zahlreiche internationale Gelehrte mitgewirkt haben, geht auf ein skandinavisches Forschungsprojekt zurück.
First, moral exhortation would sharpen the sensibilities that large complex
organizations had dulled over the years. Second, massive restructuring of
authority relationships in public organizations was in order. The moral exhortation phase ...
Author: Terry Cooper
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Political Science
Delineating implications for administrative ethics from other fields such as sociology, psychology, and philosophy, this reference provides a comprehensive review of administrative ethics in the public sector. Detailing the context within which contemporary ethics training has developed, the book examines the effectiveness of ethics training, legal and organizational devices for encouraging desired conduct, and other topics of particular relevance to the political and social contexts of public administration. Written by over 25 leading scholars in public administration ethics, the book creates a taxonomy for administrative ethics using the categories of modern philosophy.
1 y decision to study the moral teaching of Paul's Corinthian correspondence at
this point is based upon two ... In effect the Corinthian correspondence provides a
more developed form of the moral exhortation found in the letters to the ...
Author: Frank J. Matera
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Neither Jesus nor Paul developed a formal ethical system, yet each left a moral legacy that forms the core of New Testament ethics. In this book, Frank Matera examines the ethic found in the teachings of Jesus and Paul. He explores the broad range of moral concerns found in these writings and finds an identifiable unity that underlies the ethical teachings of both.
PREDESTINATION, PERSEVERANCE AND THE PROBLEM OF APOSTASY
While the investigation of vice, virtue and moral exhortation in 2 Peter has not
been constructed along the lines of a theological tract and while no particular ...
Author: J. Daryl Charles
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Virtue amidst Vice represents an attempt to probe a relatively obscure portion of a relatively obscure New Testament document. 2 Peter reflects a social setting that presents a most daunting pastoral challenge. The danger confronting the Christian community is a lapse in ethical standards and a return-whether by mere forgetfulness or in wholesale apostasy-to the former way of life. 2 Peter's prophetic and paraenetic response borrows from the moral grammar of contemporary moral philosophers in exhorting the readers to recall-and validate through virtuous living-the faith they have received. The theme of the moral life runs throughout 2 Peter, with the various components of the author's literary arsenal subordinated to this thematic development. It is the function of the catalogue of virtues (1.5-7) both to introduce and to anchor the author's call to repel moral scepticism and reinvigorate the moral life.
moral instructions in these chapters apply, in broad strokes, to both Jewish and
gentile believers. However, nothing in ... 4. of romans' four uses of parakaleō,
three (12:1; 15:30; 16:17) express a moral exhortation for Paul's readers; the
Author: Rafael Rodriguez
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
If You Call Yourself a Jew reads Romans as a dialogue between Paul and a Gentile proselyte to Judaism. This fresh reading brings Romans into focus as Paul's exposition of the revelation of God's righteousness--his faithfulness to his covenant promises to Abraham, which climaxed in the announcement that "in you all the tribes of the earth will be blessed" (Gen 12:3). Paul insists that the righteousness of God is revealed, "for the Jew first as well as for the Greek," not through Torah but through the faith(fullness) of Jesus. Torah and the prophets provide corroborating witness for God's righteousness, but Gentiles who bend their necks to Torah's yoke miss the actual mechanism for finding peace with God. Paul found in the story of Jesus the image of complete faith in/faithfulness to God; in Jesus' resurrection he found the image of God's complete faithfulness, "for the Jew first as well as for the Greek." Whereas Torah resulted in curse and death, it also anticipated the unconditional faithfulness of God for both Jew and Gentile. For Paul, the gospel of Jesus Christ is the account of the outworking of God's faithfulness: the end of Torah's curses and the fulfillment of its blessings.
Author: Cristina L. H. TrainaPublish On: 1999-04-28
Much biblical moral exhortation is paranesis, not ethics, and therefore is now only
as binding as the historical moral code it reflects. For example, because in I
Corinthians Paul accepts rather than critically examines the moral assumptions of
Author: Cristina L. H. Traina
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Category: Social Science
Heated debates over such issues as abortion, contraception, ordination, and Church hierarchy suggest that feminist and natural law ethics are diametrically opposed. Cristina L.H. Traina now reexamines both Roman Catholic natural law tradition and Anglo-American feminist ethics and reconciles the two positions by showing how some of their aims and assumptions complement one another. After carefully scrutinizing Aquinas’s moral theology, she analyzes trends in both contemporary feminist ethics, theological as well as secular, and twentieth-century Roman Catholic moral theology. Although feminist ethics reject many of the methods and conclusions of the scholastic and revisionist natural law schools, Traina shows that a truly Thomistic natural law ethic nonetheless provides a much-needed holistic foundation for contemporary feminist ethics. On the other hand, she offers new perspectives on the writings of Josef Fuchs, Richard McCormick, and Gustavo Gutierrez, arguing that their failure to catch the full spirit of Thomas’s moral vision is due to inadequate attention to feminist critical methods. This highly original book proposes an innovative union of two supposedly antagonistic schools of thought, a new feminist natural law that would yield more comprehensive moral analysis than either existing tradition alone. This is a provocative book not only for students of moral theology but also for feminists who may object to the very notion of natural law ethics, suggesting how each might find insight in an unlikely place.
.”42 Moral exhortation is surely necessary; but it is also likely to be insufficient.
The reliance on moral exhortation to solve a deep-seated problem might appear
to be at variance with the commission's own diagnosis of the increasing malaise
Author: Saint ALPHONSO MARIA de' Liguori (Bishop of Sant' Agata dei Goti)Publish On: 1860
... a short exhortation; and this is particularly the case in the sermons of the
Mission, in which the audience is generally composed of rude, uneducated
persons, on whom moral exhortation makes more impression; but these moral exhortations ...
Author: Saint ALPHONSO MARIA de' Liguori (Bishop of Sant' Agata dei Goti)
The Source of the Moral Life not because it is moral exhortation as such; rather,
its moral force comes more from the fact that there is no moral exhortation.
Moreover, we take great care to abstain from making any allusion to morality
before the ...
A collection of essays by Sofia Cavalletti, previously pubished in issues of the Journals of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
In the love command, Tillmann gave a deep directionality to the material agenda
of Catholic moral theology; in the idea or ... best-known students, Bruno Schiiller,
insisted that scripture provided no moral instruction but rather moral exhortation.
Author: James F. Keenan
Publisher: A&C Black
This is an historical survey of 20th Century Roman Catholic Theological Ethics (also known as moral theology). The thesis is that only through historical investigation can we really understand how the most conservative and negative field in Catholic theology at the beginning of the 20th could become by the end of the 20th century the most innovative one. The 20th century begins with moral manuals being translated into the vernacular. After examining the manuals of Thomas Slater and Henry Davis, Keenan then turns to three works and a crowning synthesis of innovation all developed before, during and soon after the Second World War. The first by Odon Lottin asks whether moral theology is adequately historical; Fritz Tillmann asks whether it's adequately biblical; and Gerard Gilleman, whether it's adequately spiritual. Bernard Haering integrates these contributions into his Law of Christ. Of course, people like Gerald Kelly and John Ford in the US are like a few moralists elsewhere, classical gate keepers, censoring innovation. But with Humanae vitae, and successive encyclicals, bishops and popes reject the direction of moral theologians. At the same time, moral theologians, like Josef Fuchs, ask whether the locus of moral truth is in continuous, universal teachings of the magisterium or in the moral judgment of the informed conscience. In their move toward a deeper appreciation of their field as forming consciences, they turn more deeply to local experience where they continue their work of innovation. Each continent subsequently gives rise to their own respondents: In Europe they speak of autonomy and personalism; in Latin America, liberation theology; in North America, Feminism and Black Catholic theology; and, in Asia and Africa a deep post-colonial interculturatism. At the end I assert that in its nature, theological ethics is historical and innovative, seeking moral truth for the conscience by looking to speak crossculturally.
is a second “killer slide” and a powerful new insight: “What energizes educators
is realized moral purpose.” In other words, if you are a teacher in a struggling
school, it is not greater moral exhortation or reams of irrefutable data that are
Author: Michael Fullan
Publisher: Corwin Press
Award-winning author and educational reform expert Michael Fullan shows how to achieve successful local and systemic school reform through the strength of shared leadership.
Third, considerable attention has been given to the words of moral exhortation (
called paraenetic instruction), coming generally (though not always) toward the
end of the body of the letters. So prominent is this feature that some scholars
Publisher: Abingdon Press
The Interpreting Biblical Texts series presents a concise edition covering the seven undisputed epistles of Paul. In this volume, Charles Cousar is primarily concerned not with the man Paul and his life and work, but with his surviving letters. Part 1 introduces methods in reading the Pauline letters. Part 2 attends to the critical themes emerging in the letters--the decisiveness of Jesus Christ and old versus new life. Part 3 discusses the other six letters bearing Paul's name that appear in the New Testament.
The power of moral exhortation and ideology is illustrated by the effectiveness of
government campaigns to pull women into the workforce during World War Two,
to do manual jobs in factories that had previously been classified as men's work.
Author: Catherine Hakim
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Social Science
Dr Hakim tests the power of patriarchy theory against economic and psychophysiology theories. Sex discrimination, part-time work, flexible hours, homeworking, marriage and career patterns, labour mobility, labour turnover and the impact of the European Union are all considered. Analysis of the grand sweep of history over the last century, based on large national surveys, is complemented by case studies of people working in occupations undergoing change and their resistance to it. Throughout the book comparisons are drawn between Britain, the USA, and other European countries and also China, Japan and other Far Eastern societies. The analysis draws on sociology, economics, psychology, labour law, history and anthropology to conclude that female heterogeneity is increasing, explaining the growing polarisation of women's employment and many contradictory research results
God's Righteousness and the Moral Life of the Justified In the fifth and final part of
Romans, Paul presents his readers with an extended moral exhortation in which
he urges them to live a morally good life made possible by the saving ...
Author: Frank J. Matera
Publisher: Baker Academic
In this fresh and readable addition to the Paideia series, well-respected New Testament scholar Frank Matera examines cultural context and theological meaning in Romans. Paideia commentaries explore how New Testament texts form Christian readers by • attending to the ancient narrative and rhetorical strategies the text employs • showing how the text shapes theological convictions and moral habits • commenting on the final, canonical form of each New Testament book • focusing on the cultural, literary, and theological settings of the text • making judicious use of maps, photos, and sidebars in a reader-friendly format
130 We will not pursue here a detailed analysis of every aspect of Paul's moral exhortations in Ephesians 4–6. A few general observations concerning the
overall thrust of these chapters will make clear, though, that for Paul the moral life
Author: Jeph Holloway
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What is God doing about a world marked by conflict and division? What about a world in which our technologies promise great good but also threaten our existence? What is God doing in a world where the demands for accumulation and acquisition create division and despair? Can Christians hope to be of positive influence in a world that does not always support, reflect, or even understand Christian commitments? Christian ethics often raises such questions as these, and the possible answers vary widely. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians is a tremendous resource for exploring a faithful response to perhaps the toughest question of all: what is God doing about evil? The role of Christian ethics is to take seriously the challenge that, whatever God is doing, God calls us to participate in a distinctive task that embraces our own commitments and labors within the divine purpose. Ephesians says that God has taken the initiative to pursue that purpose and, remarkably, offers that we ourselves are part of the answer to the question, what is God doing about evil?
He ended this book with a moral exhortation to man , the general message of
which was expanded in a series of volumes including The Social System ; or
Natural Principles of Morality and Politics ( 1773 ) and Universal Morality ; or The
Author: J. B. Schneewind
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Originally issued as a two-volume edition in 1990, the anthology is now re-issued (with a new foreword) as a one-volume anthology. It is a companion to Schneewind's highly successful history of modern ethics, The Invention of Autonomy. The anthology provides many of the sources discussed in The Invention of Autonomy. The combined two volumes are an invaluable resource for the teaching of the history of modern moral philosophy. This volume contains excerpts from some thirty-two important seventeenth and eighteenth century moral philosophers. As well as well-known thinkers such as Hobbes, Hume, and Kant, there are excerpts from a wide-range of philosophers never previously assembled in one text, such as Grotius, Pufendorf, Nicole, Clarke, Leibniz, Malebranche, Holbach and Paley. Including a substantial introduction and extensive bibliographies, it facilitates the study and teaching of early modern moral philosophy in its crucial formative period.