May 1, 2002

Calvin for Kids

Category: Theology - Liturgical,Theology - Pastoral :: Permalink

Joel has just translated and published Calvin’s “Instruction in Christian Doctrine for Young Children,” which he wrote while in Strasbourg in 1538-1539. I especially like the way it begins:

Teacher: My child, are you a Christian in fact as well as in name?

Child: Yes, my father.

Teacher: How is this known to you?

Child: Because I am baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Thanks for making this catechism available, Joel!

Posted by John Barach @ 1:55 pm | Discuss (0)

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