Sentence Examples

  • With the rise of theological controversy and the growth of heresy catechetical instruction became of vital importance to the Church, and much greater importance was attached to it.
  • Two books have been preserved which throw a striking light upon the transformation which had taken place in the conception of catechesis; (I) the Catechetical Lectures of Cyril of Jerusalem; (2) the De rudibus Catechizandis of Augustine.
  • After replying to the question of Deogratias, and giving sundry counsels as to the best method of interesting catechumens, Augustine concludes by giving a model catechetical lecture, in which he covers the whole of biblical history, beginning from the opening chapters of Genesis, and laying particular stress on the doctrinal parts of Scripture.
  • Catechetical instruction was designed as a preliminary to baptism.
  • There were two directions, however, in which this purpose was enlarged: (a) We have no reason to suppose that when infant baptism was introduced, those who had been baptized in infancy were excluded from the catechetical training, or that instruction was deemed unnecessary in their case, though as a matter of fact we have no definite reference to their admission.

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