catechization


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to catechization: catechise

cat·e·chize

 (kăt′ĭ-kīz′)
tr.v. cat·e·chized, cat·e·chiz·ing, cat·e·chiz·es
1. To teach the principles of Christian dogma, discipline, and ethics by means of questions and answers.
2. To question or examine closely or methodically: "Boswell was eternally catechizing him on all kinds of subjects" (Thomas Macaulay).

[Middle English catecizen, from Old French catechiser, from Medieval Latin catēchizāre, from Late Greek katēkhizein, from Greek katēkhein : kata-, down, off, out; see cata- + ēkhein, to sound (from ēkhē, sound).]

cat′e·chi·za′tion (-kĭ-zā′shən) n.
cat′e·chiz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

catechization

noun
A set of questions or exercises designed to determine knowledge or skill:
References in classic literature ?
Mary Anne laid down her work, rose, hooked herself behind, as being under catechization, and replied: 'No, it is a corruption, Miss Peecher.
His seemingly Catholic name was in fact a product of colonization and catechization of Jesuit schools.
It is directed towards an internal audience, aiming the catechization of their collaborators.
Here in this tribe / Nobody wants your catechization / We may speak your
The upshots, her first US solo exhibition will no doubt demonstrate, are numerous, from a catechization of art's liaison with thrusting neoliberalism to a call for a reconsideration of belief--and its corollary, meekness--that feels quietly radical.
Communication in the virtual space becomes successful in various areas, from domestic challenges to church mission and catechization.
They are given the illusion of hope that development is democratic, they are institutionalised and made to believe that they are to be 'equally' integrated, that they are going to belong to a system which belongs to others--the same lie underlying the processes of catechization during colonisation when those who could never be 'saved' had, controversially, to be Christianised.
The catechetical ministry of the church is extremely well developed, at the levels of both state education (through teaching of religious education in the secular schools as an obligatory subject) and church catechization.
This deficiency, orchestrated by the former communist regime, the banning of catechization, can still be corrected through teaching religion in schools and through parish catechesis.
We learn in the writings about the various growth phases of the early medieval economy, the development of urbanism leading to the catechization of the peasants, the acceptance of organized religion, and the eventual formation of the state.
The only chapter in which Korzo does not write anything on the methods of catechization is the one on Orthodoxy.