Here are entered collections of brief stories intended to be used as illustrations within sermons. Sermons in story form for adults are entered under Story sermons. Sermons for children are entered under Children's sermons
Here are entered works containing a summary or manual of doctrine intended for systematic instruction and often arranged in the form of questions and answersIndividual texts are always further subdivided by the language of the text
Catechism, English -- Early works to 1800 : The golden grove : a choice manual, containing what is to be believed, practised and desired or prayed for, the prayers being fitted to the several days of the week. To which added A guide for the penitent : a modell drawn up for the help of a devout soul wounded with sin. Also festival hymns, according to the manner of the ancient church composed for the use of the devout, especially of younger persons / by Jeremy Taylor, D.D.
Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564. Catéchisme : The faith of the Church : a commentary on the Apostles' Creed according to Calvin's Catechism / Karl Barth ; edited by Jean-Louis Leuba ; translated by Gabriel Vahanian
Here are entered works dealing with the theory and method of catechizing, a systematic method of instruction in the fundamental teachings of a religion by means of question and answer --subdivision Catechisms under individual religions and denominations, e.g. Buddhism--Catechisms; Catholic Church--Catechisms
Catechisms, English -- Early works to 1800. : The knowledge and practice of Christianity made easy to the meanest capacities, or, An essay towards an instruction for the Indians : which will be of use to such Christians as have not well considered the meaning of the religion they profess, or who profess to know God, but in works do deny him : in several short and plain dialogues, together with directions and prayers for the heathen world, missionaries, catechumens, private persons, familes, of parents for their children, for Sundays &c. / by Thomas, Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man
Catechisms, English (Middle) : The lay folks' catechism, or, the English and Latin versions of John Thoresby's instruction for the people / edited by Thomas Frederick Simmons and Henry Edward Nolloth