Original "Universal" Catholic Catechism

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Andrew | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Dec 16 2016 11:06 AM

The description for Catechism of the Catholic Church (U. S. Edition with Glossary and Index) (https://www.logos.com/product/17215/catechism-of-the-catholic-church) states that it is the second “universal” Catholic catechism in history...What was the first?  The description also states that the first was pre-Reformation.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 16 2016 11:24 AM

Answered in your other thread ...

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Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 16 2016 11:25 AM

For some reason I was not able to click on the link even though it seems like it's the right one.  Here is a link:

https://www.logos.com/product/17215/catechism-of-the-catholic-church

I could not see in the description where is said pre-reformation, but given that events occur over a period of time there could be some confusion there.  It may be more accurate to say that the first catechism was in response to events of the reformation that started before and were still unfolding at the time.

With that said, the first is the Catechism of the Council of Trent.  Link here:

https://www.logos.com/product/13202/the-catechism-of-the-council-of-trent

EDIT: Plus what MJ said in the other thread.  :)

 

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Louis St. Hilaire | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 16 2016 11:33 AM

Andrew:
The description also states that the first was pre-Reformation.

The first, Catechism of the Council of Trent (or Roman Catechism), was published during the Reformation era (1566). When the description says the Catechism of the Catholic Church is the first "since the Reformation," it means the first since that era.

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Andrew | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 16 2016 1:17 PM

Louis St. Hilaire:

Andrew:
The description also states that the first was pre-Reformation.

The first, Catechism of the Council of Trent (or Roman Catechism), was published during the Reformation era (1566). When the description says the Catechism of the Catholic Church is the first "since the Reformation," it means the first since that era.

Thank you Louis, that was the missing piece of the puzzle.  I had found the The Catechism of the Council of Trent but since it was commissioned to deal "with the growing concern in the Church over the Protestant Reformation", I think calling it pre-Reformation is very misleading.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 16 2016 7:26 PM

Andrew:
I think calling it pre-Reformation is very misleading.

Indeed, it would be, if they had in fact done so.

At any rate, it's good that it has all been sorted out. The Roman Catechism is quite the read.

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