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The Christian's ABC: Catechisms and Catechizing in England c.1530-1740

Ian Green


This is really three books in one: a study in church history; an essay in theology; and a bibliographical source for scholars working in various disciplines, and for librarians with catechisms of unsure provenance. The book is a study of the catechisms and techniques of catechizing used in early modern England, from the Reformation through to the Evangelical Revival. The text begins by demonstrating the existence of several hundred different catechisms, with literally millions of copies circulating throughout the country, in parish churches, homes, schools and colleges. It describes the techni ... More

Keywords: catechisms, Reformation, Evangelical revival, core doctrines, catechetical teaching, Calvinists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206170
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206170.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Green, author
The Queen's University of Belfast