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There are many edificatory factors for stimulation of piety.
For its instructional and edificatory role see Altmann, Jewish Intellectual History, 68-69, 75-77, 83-85, 87-92, 98-99, 110-11; Michael Meyer, "Christian Influence on Early German Reform Judaism," in Studies in Jewish Bibliography, History and Literature in Honor of I.
His text is a treat, in a way that Reynolds' edificatory sentences cannot be today.
Bauer notes that the Jesuits did not comply with ancient theories but actively mixed forms such as tragedy and comedy according to their edificatory purposes.
The time would fail me to tell of Barr and Chadwick, Hick and Louth, Macquarrie and Mitchell, or of Frances Young, who insists on the practical, edificatory, orientation of theological theorizing in the early Church, or of Rowan Williams, who contributes a tightly argued piece on doctrinal criticism.
At the core of Sackville's book is an impressive range of mostly thirteenth-century texts divided into four chapter-length categories--polemical, edificatory, canon-legal, and inquisitorial--followed by a chapter synthesising her observations on the idea of heresy.
No matter how dramatic they can seem, the stories such confessors tell are regimented topoi of proven edificatory value, in short normative statements of the kind Francis Xavier, for instance, alone wanted from his missionaries.
In its final form, prepared by Simeon in a splendidly ornate manuscript, the Vertograd is a vast edificatory anthology arranged in alphabetical order of subject.
Whence, it will be recalled, such twentieth-century projections as Langen Sulukmalembara (based on the suluk, an edificatory poem of Muslim coloration) and the famous Langendriya, the latter featuring actresses only and notable for being composed in the grand macapat metre specific to kakawin verse, glory of Java's literary heritage.
Given his edificatory impulses, he ought to have put museum space into question, but instead he settled for a political diorama not worthy of his true powers.
The purpose, to put it plainly, was nothing less than the manufacture of a model Sufi monarch, as conceived and idealized in such edificatory works of supernatural potency as the Carita Iskandar, the Serat Menak, the Kitab Usulbiyah, the Suluk Garwa Kancana, the Babad Kartasura, the Babad ing Sangkala (a mirror for magistrates, articulating a fully evolved philosophy of Javanese kingship), and the Serat Cabolek.