Evangelical Catechism for Adult People – a Challenge for Evangelical Church in Poland Cover Image

Ewangelicki katechizm dorosłych jako wyzwanie dla Kościoła ewangelickiego w Polsce
Evangelical Catechism for Adult People – a Challenge for Evangelical Church in Poland

Author(s): Marcin Hintz
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Parafia Ewangelicko-Augsburska (Luterańska) w Gdańsku-Sopocie
Keywords: Catechism; religious education of adult people; The Evangelical Adults Catechism; The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Summary/Abstract: In the period of the second half of the 20th century we can observe the growing interest of local churches in conducting their teaching in a modern form of Catechism for adult people. The subject of this article is the idea of modern Catechism in practical life of the Lutheran Church and its realization in some contexts. The first and still most important book in this line is the German Evangelischer Erwachsenenkatechismus. Kursbuch des Glaubens (EEK), first edition in 1975. The monumental work (exactly 1356 pages) was an effect of cooperation of several theologian and religious pedagogues and it was done of the will of Federation of German Lutheran Churches (VELKD) after 6 years of activity. In the year 2010 the 8th renewed edition of this monumental opus was published. The catechism was translated in many languages throughout the world. This work could be a proper pattern for the Polish original edition that is very expected in the community of the Lutheran Church in Poland. The article also discusses some other concepts of the adult catechism within the German context (for example some “small or compact cate-chisms”) as well as the Roman Catholic Catechism of 1992. The latter is one of the most important theological work of the end of the 20th century being much more precise than the German EEK. The most important postulate of this paper is to show the lack of such work in the Polish context and to appeal to the Polish Lutheran Synod to start working on the edition of the Polish Lutheran Catechism for Adults.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 195-205
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish