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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Westminster Catechism

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These are two in number; the Larger Catechism being designed for use in public worship, the Shorter for the instruction of the young. They are probably, next to the Heidelberg Catechism, the most widely circulated of Reformed catechisms, and differ from it in being more decidedly Calvinistic, and more logical in arrangement and' intelligible in statement. The substance of the questions is steadily repeated in the answers and the use of the third person is maintained throughout. The Shorter Catechism is simply an abridgment of the Larger.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Westminster Catechism'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/w/westminster-catechism.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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