I. History – II. Practical Theology – III. Latin America, Asia, Africa
1. Early Church.
The verb κατήχειν/katḗchein originally denoted the oral transmission of a message in the sense of “tell, inform.” In Paul and early Christian literature it usually means “teach, instruct” (Gal 6:6; Lat. catechizare); in contrast to glossolalia, it refers to intelligible speech (1 Cor 14:19; Luke 1:4) such as instruction in the law (Rom 2:18) or in the teac…
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Bienert, Wolfgang A.,
Schweitzer, Friedrich and
“Catechesis and Catechetics”, in:
Religion Past and Present.
Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_11374>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013