Title

De Concillo's Cathechism," catechists, and the history of the Baltimore Catechism "

Author

Biff Rocha

Date of Award

2013

Degree Name

Ph.D. in Theology

Advisor/Chair

Advisor: William L. Portier

Abstract

The history of the Baltimore Catechism has been written largely by its critics. This work will provide a review of how catechisms developed over time, and the position of the leaders of the catechetical renewal. These new catechists characterize the creation of the Baltimore Catechism as hurried and lacking effort. A brief introduction into the life of the compiler, Fr. Januarius De Concilio, is followed by a closer examination of the text seeking to highlight some elements of originality within the work.

Keywords

De Concilio, J. (Januarius), Baltimore catechism History, Catechisms History, Communication; education; history; theology; Januarius De Concilio; catechesis; Third Plenary Council of Baltimore; Baltimore Catechism; Americanism; New Jersey

Rights Statement

Copyright 2013, author

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