Catechism

Noun

  1. A summary of the principles of christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of christians.
  2. A series of fixed questions, answers, or precepts used for instruction in other situations.

” ‘ That old woman taught me my catechism!’ said the young man; and there was a world of meaning in this simple comment.” (Hawthorne 37, PDF) – Young Goodman Brown

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