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Teaching of the Church
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[German Version]

The teaching ministry of the church embraces the church’s whole program of instruction, including confirmation classes, Christian doctrine classes, and Sunday school. The concept, which is not clearly distinct from catechesis or instruction, appears in various contexts. C.A.G. v. Zezschwitzviewed the teaching ministry as part of the “total catechetical process” (9). In this sense, it is primarily instruction in questions of the faith and is therefore used as a term for confirmation instruction, in whi…

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Domsgen, Michael, “Teaching of the Church”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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