useful words for theological study

Words you might encounter in theological readings, and some rough definitions.

Concupiscence
lust/desire

Profligate
recklessly wasteful

Hortatory
marked by exhortation or strong urging

Inculcate
instruct by repetition

Mimesis
art imitating literature

Orthopraxy
treatment of deformities by mechanical appliances; Orthopraxis: correct practice

Sapiental
wisdom teachings

Etiolated
having grown in insufficient light; made weak by having stunted growth

Ostraca
plural of ostracon (an inscriped potsherd / pottery fragment)

Redivivus
come back to life

Praxis
practical application of a branch of learning

Paraenesis
a warning of impending evil

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