In church it is best that he should confine himself to prophesying, for that brings to others "edification and comfort and consolation."
17-34), or for mutual edification in prayer, praise and prophecy (1 Cor.
They are brief, yet not wanting in that element of practical edification on which Chrysostom lays special weight as characteristic of the Antiochenes.
But the tendency to reshape history for the edification of later generations was no novelty when Chronicles was first compiled (about 4th cent.
The society spread in the eastern counties, in spite of repressive measures; it revived under the Commonwealth, and lingered into the early years of the 18th century; the leading idea of its "service of love" was a reliance on sympathy and tenderness for the moral and spiritual edification of its members.