The principal theological writings of Basil are his De Spiritu Sancto, a lucid and edifying appeal to Scripture and early Christian tradition, and his three books against Eunomius, the chief exponent of Anomoian Arianism.
It was an edifying experience.
Though these have been made more edifying, they have not lost their charm and interest.
We are accustomed to find the legendary and the miraculous gathering, like a halo, around the early history of religious leaders, until the sober truth runs the risk of being altogether neglected for the glittering and edifying falsehood.
His comments were edifying for everyone.
To note such chapters and places as contain matters of genealogies, or other such places not edifying, with some strike or note, that the reader may eschew them in his public reading.
As a matter of fact, the earlier and more democratic types of primitive society, uncontaminated by our civilization, do not present many features to which the modern conscience can take exception, but display rather the edifying spectacle of religious brotherhoods encouraging themselves by mystical communion to common effort.
It contains lyrical and ballad poetry, specimens of early exegesis and commentary, lives of the saints, collections of edifying anecdotes and of the now well-known Jatakas or Birth Stories.
They could be, and indeed had been made more edifying; but the very noteworthy conservatism of even the last compiler or editor, in contrast to the re-shaping and re-writing of the material in the book of Jubilees, indicates that the Priestly spirit was not that of the whole community.
They are divided into Scholia (o-mua)vet, short annotations, mostly grammatical), Homilies (edifying expositions grounded on exegesis), and Commentaries (r6pot).
It appears to consist of an old story which has been heavily revised to form an edifying piece of exposition.
As time went on the practice of introducing additional matter of an edifying character grew in popular favour, and was gradually extended.
He knew, says Orderic, more about marshalling mailed knights than edifying psalm-singing clerks.
Some recent critics,' however, are inclined to place them in the post-exilic period, in which case a late editor has substituted them for earlier, probably less edifying, oracles.
"commentary," properly, an edifying religious work, a didactic or homiletic exposition.
By degrees, he obtains a full confession - not from the serpent, whose speech might not have been edifying, but from Adam and Eve.
This, on the whole, salutary and edifying movement permeated public life, and produced a series of great captains who cheerfully sacrificed themselves for their country, and would have been saints if they had not been heroes.
It is possible, e.g., that a mistake has been made in the case of 2 Peter, which, however, is edifying enough.
It is now recognized that the compiler of the former has used many novel narratives of a particular edifying and didactic stamp, and scholars are practically unanimous that these are subsequent to the age of the Israelite monarchy and present a picture of historical and religious conditions which (to judge from earlier sources) is untrustworthy.
Already, only eighty years after More's execution, hagiography had taken possession of the facts and was transmuting them into an edifying legend.
The suras are very edifying for one who is already reconciled to their import, but to us at least they do not seem very well fitted to carry conviction to the minds of unbelievers.
He told edifying tales for infants and immature grown ups.
It was an edifying sight, particularly spread over seven years.
But all I can learn of their conclusions amounts to just this, that "Cato and Brister pulled wool"; which is about as edifying as the history of more famous schools of philosophy.
The lives by Hamon (1856) and Perennes (1860), without adding much to preceding biographies, are serious and edifying.
Luther had no sympathy with the iconoclastic outbreaks which then occurred; he classed images in themselves as among the "adiaphora," and condemned only their cultus; so also the "Confessio Tetrapolitana" leaves Christians free to have them or not, if only due regard be had to what is expedient and edifying.
It was an edifying spectacle, and all the stranger given Moore's confidence of an anti-war vote turning out for a pro-war candidate.
I do not find that kind of working in an audit report particularly edifying.
For example, the Acta of many of the early martyrs survive intact and are very edifying and very moving.
The prospect of that victory being sacrificed now is not edifying to the General Staff, who have a strong say in Turkish politics.
For the rest of us, being around those in a drug state is hardly edifying.
Ironically, he seems to applaud their duplicity because it will, his characters believe, be spiritually edifying.
Not an edifying spectacle, and all the stranger given Moore's confidence of an anti-war vote turning out for a pro-war candidate.
zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.
Paul discriminates between the Spirit which during these paroxysms both talks and prays to God and the nous or understanding which informs a believer's psalm, teaching, revelation or prophesy, and renders them intelligible, edifying and profitable to the assembly.
Hananeel's contemporary Nissim ben Jacob, of Kairawan, who corresponded with Hai Gaon of Pumbeditha as well as with Samuel the Nagid in Spain, likewise wrote on the Talmud, and is probably the author of a collection of Ma`asiyyoth or edifying stories, besides works now lost.
3 While the church of the 3rd and 4th centuries could point to a brilliant succession of great preachers, whose discourses were wont to be taken down in shorthand and circulated among the Christian public as edifying reading, it does not appear that the supply of ordinary homiletical talent kept pace with the rapidity of church extension throughout the Roman empire.
xiv.) that they were distinguished from the teachers by their speaking under the influence of inspiration - not, however, like the "speakers in tongues," in unintelligible ejaculations and disconnected words, but in articulate, rational edifying speech.
In the later pieces, Mahomet often inserts edifying remarks, entirely out of keeping with the context, merely to complete his rhyme.
The so-called Apocryphal Acts of certain apostles, while witnessing to the impression produced by our Acts as a type of edifying literature, only emphasize this fact.
She said the count had died as she would herself wish to die, that his end was not only touching but edifying.
Other narratives are intended rather for amusement, although they are always well seasoned with edifying phrases.
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