Catechetical



of or relating to catechesis.
pertaining to teaching by question and answer.
Historical Examples

Luther’s Small Catechism is our text-book for catechetical instruction.
An Explanation of Luther’s Small Catechism Joseph Stump

It should be conducted on the catechetical rather than the lecture plan.
Training the Teacher A. F. Schauffler

Some of the most satisfactory work I have done in Japan has been along the line of catechetical instruction.
The Gist of Japan R. B. Peery

Such a principle would exclude from the catechetical class much which our catechumens should be taught.
An Explanation of Luther’s Small Catechism Joseph Stump

While questions have an important place in catechetical instruction, the matter and not the form is the vital thing.
An Explanation of Luther’s Small Catechism Joseph Stump

The catechetical school was, and appeared to them, as truly a philosophical lecture-room as the halls of the Museum.
The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6 E. Rameur

Origen was a pupil of Clement in the catechetical school at Alexandria, and became his successor.
History of Education Levi Seeley

Dionysius had succeeded Heraclas in the bishopric, having before succeeded him as head of the catechetical school.
History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12) S. Rappoport

“Catechising of Families;” a plain manual; familiarly opening the great essentials of religion in a catechetical way.
A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4) Richard Baxter

Pantnus, who became head of the catechetical school at Alexandria about 180, had been a Stoic.
Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom T. W. Allies

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of or relating to teaching by question and answer

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    to instruct orally by means of questions and answers, especially in Christian doctrine. to question with reference to belief. to question closely. Historical Examples Pray you, let me catechise you a little; what might one call your name, dog? The Mermaid Series. Edited by H. Ellis. The best plays of the old dramatists. Thomas Dekker. […]

  • Catechize

    to instruct orally by means of questions and answers, especially in Christian doctrine. to question with reference to belief. to question closely. Historical Examples The abbe, who showed a joy that was almost infantine, agreed to catechize the old man and confer with him twice a week. Ursula Honore de Balzac Well, go ahead and […]



  • Catechism

    Ecclesiastical. an elementary book containing a summary of the principles of the Christian religion, especially as maintained by a particular church, in the form of questions and answers. the contents of such a book. a similar book of instruction in other subjects. a series of formal questions put, as to political candidates, to bring out […]

  • Catechist

    a person who catechizes. Ecclesiastical. a person appointed to instruct catechumens in the principles of religion as a preparation for baptism. Historical Examples I shall have to lay myself open to such a catechist, and I am not sure that I am prepared to do it.’ North and South Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell In 1881 he […]



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