The word “Catechesis” is rooted in the Greek verb katekhein, to resound or echo. St. Luke in Acts uses the verb as “instructing in the way of the Lord.” Catechesis is based on Scripture, Tradition and liturgy, as well as on the teaching authority and life of the Church. Its purpose is to develop a living, explicit and active faith through the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. A systematic formation to become a catechist includes the study of the history, nature, goals, principles and process of catechesis.
Catechetics is interdisciplinary since it draws from other fields, such as theology, biblical studies and social sciences. Its main concern is a process of growth in the faith. Therefore, the purpose of catechetics is to instruct the individual in the teaching of the Bible and the Tradition of the Church.
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