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Defining Paraenesis I: Historical Phases Within The Academic Study Of Paraenesis

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This chapter begins with a survey of the history of the study of paraenesis within biblical studies, which, for New Testament scholars, essentially begins with Martin Dibelius. The scholarly study of paraenesis within biblical studies stretches from the seminal work of Martin Dibelius near the beginning of the twentieth century up to the Lund-Oslo conferences held in northern Europe in 2000 and 2001. The most noteworthy scholar to address paraenesis in early Christianity was Abraham Malherbe. Perdue offers the example of Ma'at within Egyptian moral thought to illustrate the role of natural law for paraenesis. The most significant scholarly attempt at defining paraenesis within early Christianity since the early 1990s was another group of scholars that met over two conferences in Lund, Sweden August 25-27, 2000 (the "Lund Conference") and in Oslo, Norway August 24-26, 2001 (the "Oslo Conference").

Keywords: Lund-Oslo; Malherbe; Martin Dibelius; Paraenesis; Perdue



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