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I. General – II. Latin America, Asia and Africa

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Catechumenate is a term, derived from Gk κατήχειν/katḗchein as used by Paul (e.g. Gal 6:6), for the institution through which the church, with reference to baptism, forges the necessary link between Christian faith and learning. It is found, after precursors in the scholarly Latin of the 16th and 17th centuries, in the early 19th century as a term for Early Church instruction, but it then quickly became the…

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Grethlein, Christian, Streck, Danilo, Koschorke, Klaus and Connell, Martin, “Catechumenate”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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