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Synonyms for propaedeutic

a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)

preceding and preparing for something

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As a propaedeutic path to faith, fundamental theology is continuous with natural theology, which attempts to provide knowledge of God's existence and nature without relying on the authority of the Church or Christian revelation.
19) While, as Bede's own exegetical practice shows, the propaedeutic role of the law and the prophets is ignored at great peril to a rich and coherent understanding of the gospel kingdom, reading the Hebrew Scriptures as end in themselves without reference to their fulfillment in Christ is similarly crippling.
While this paper is unambiguously slanted towards the semiotics, propaedeutics and" finally the heroics of existential healing rather than existential (let alone literal) killing, it is" probably fair to acknowledge that Hawthorne does not actually articulate the conventional 'and they lived happily-ever-after'.
In this way the sermon becomes a kind of propaedeutic for the hearing of the Passion story, akin to a preconcert talk given by a musicologist to help the audience better understand and thus become more acute listeners and appreciators of what they are about to hear.
The fact that the outcomes of this research project are most appropriately seen as a propaedeutic to further enquiry is in line with the "research development insights" grant that supported this work, which was geared towards generating new research questions, rather than producing new research data.
97) In the second century, for example, the following philosophical texts promoted the propaedeutic value of mathematics: Nicomachus Arithmetica Introductio 1.
Consequently, the implementation of one of the most important aspects of formative assessment, feedback, is enabled and the awareness of students about their own propaedeutic learning appears (Weaver, 2006; Boud, 2007, Nicol & Macfarlane-Dick, 2006).
A propaedeutic view provides us with a Neustadtian "vantage point" of the future as Obama might have seen it in the first months of his presidency: it may have been that Obama's willingness to promote significant changes was sapped by an eroding political position.
General education is thus a necessary evil, a mere propaedeutic to the student's inevitable specialization.
Despite the convoluted title--"Vivo ergo cogito: Modernism as Temporalization and Its Discontents: A Propaedeutic to This Collection"--Stephen Schloesser's opening chapter is a masterful analysis of how American pragmatists and Catholic Modernists responded to idealism and positivism at a time when secularization and scholasticism were on the rise.
Understanding Indian Movies is presented as an introductory undertaking by Patrick Colm Hogan, and it is in fact a fine propaedeutic in Indian film appreciation.
Some propaedeutic apparatus, some body of principles intimately grounded in the qualia by which thoughts and sensations are experienced as constitutive of consciousness, is necessary to prompt and sustain our interest in the import and significance of a literary work.
10) By developing their fantasy, suitable literature can play a propaedeutic role in disposing children more easily to entertain the possibility, and even the plausibility, of the Christian story, with its quadraphonic Gospel narratives of other-worldly intervention.
Those familiar with medieval studies will recognize that it offers no new material, which is, of course, in keeping with its nature as propaedeutic to a dissertation.
Munzel again: "the lawless exercise of human nature appears feverish and swollen and calls for discipline as the propaedeutic first step in bringing about a state of moral health by alleviating the symptoms" (1999, 280); "a good state constitution" centers first on "the 'moral formation of a people'" before allowing them freedom later (286).