What Does Catechism Mean?


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The word Catechism comes from the Greek word "katecheo" and means "to sound aloud".
Catechism was originally the term that described the way in which the principles of the Christian faith were taught to students from generation to generation in an oral manner. The principles were arranged in a question and answer format and had to be learnt by repetition. According to Catholic belief they were necessary to fully understand the revelations. It was basically a summary of Christianities religious doctrine. As a means of religious instruction Catechism were aimed not just at religious scholars but also little children.

But catechisms these days mean more than just methods of religious indoctrination. The word can be applied to mean questions asked of an individual. The most practical application that catechisms are put to are written sections on frequently asked questions (FAQ) which help people understand a product or service in an easier and novel way.
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Catechism (pronounced /ˈkætəkɪzəm/; Ancient Greek: κατηχισμός) is a summary or exposition of doctrine.

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