Catechetics

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Catechetics The science or practice of instructing by questions and answers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n catechetics The art or practice of teaching by means of question and answer. See catechetic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Catechetics the art or practice of teaching by question and answer: that part of theology which treats of Catechē′sis, or primary oral instruction, as that given to catechumens
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. catechismus, formed from Gr. katēchiz-ein, katēche-ein, to din into the ears—kata, down, ēchē, a sound.

Usage

In literature:

They led the way, in the Protestant movement, in the catechetical instruction of children.
"History of the Moravian Church" by J. E. Hutton
I preach at Breuckelen in the morning; but at the Bouwery at the end of the catechetical sermon.
"Narrative of New Netherland" by Various
The object of catechetical instruction is to fit us for communicant membership in the Church.
"An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism" by Joseph Stump
The object of catechetical instruction is to fit us for communicant membership in the Church.
"An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism" by Joseph Stump
He owed to Athanasius his position as head of the Catechetical School of Alexandria.
"Game and Playe of the Chesse" by Caxton
Whenever I have the opportunity I go to an afternoon catechetical service.
"The Parish Clerk (1907)" by Peter Hampson Ditchfield
The catechetical propounding or expounding of the word, viz.
"The Divine Right of Church Government" by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
Its catechetical form, and the somewhat formal composure of its style, did not strike past readers as defects.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
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)" by S. Rappoport
It is at this point that the catechetical exercise commences its operations.
"A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education" by James Gall
Under Origen, the catechetical school at Alexandria reached its highest prosperity, and its decay began soon after his death.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
HEADS of CATECHETICAL INSTRUCTION.
"Australia, its history and present condition" by William Pridden
And if we take the second form, we must, if we have a large number of pupils, make use of the catechetical method only.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
It should be conducted on the catechetical rather than the lecture plan.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
All these books are catechetical in form, simple in statement, and seek through the questions to give the theme a natural unfolding.
"Seven Graded Sunday Schools" by Various
This Catechetical Manual is second to none of such.
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Pantaenus, 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" by T. W. Allies
Does not the patrimony of my good wife endow me better than ten Catechetical Professorships?
"Translations from the German (Vol 3 of 3)" by Thomas Carlyle
In the same year, Pantaenus became the head of the catechetical school of the patriarchal Church of Alexandria.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
But the catechetical school was in full vigor all this time.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
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