|Series||Early American imprints -- no. 46780|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||36|
The so-called "Shorter Catechism" was codified in by the Westminster Assembly and remains to this day part of the doctrinal standards of many Presbyterian churches. It was first printed in America at Cambridge in and frequently reprinted, though many of these are represented by a single surviving copy. The shorter catechism of the Reverend Assembly of Divines with the proofs thereof out of the Scriptures, in words at length. Which are either some of the former quoted places, or others, gathered from their other writings: all fitted both for brevity and clearness, to this their form of sound : THE SHORTER CATECHISM OF THE REVEREND ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES, WITH PROOFS THEREOF OUT OF THE SCRIPTURES FOR THE BENEFIT OF CHRISTIANS IN GENERAL by [Westminster Assembly of Divines]. Boston: Printed by William M'Alpine, 33pp. Sewn into contemporary plain paper wrappers, manuscript paper label. Contemporary ink inscriptions on titlepage the word "Catechism. The Westminster Assembly's Shorter catechism: with which is incorporated a Scripture catechism in the method of the Assembly's, by the Rev. Matthew Henry , F. Merrill in English - The first complete American ed.; in which the errors of the press found in the London ed. are carefully corrected.
In the opinion of B.B. Warfield, the Westminster divines left to posterity not only 'the most thoroughly thought-out statement ever penned of the elements of evangelical religion' but also one which breathes 'the finest fragrance of spiritual religion.' Their most influential work, The Shorter Catechism, was intended as a teaching basis for an introduction to the Christian Faith.5/5(2). Westminster Assembly () Preferred Title Shorter catechism Title The shorter catechism, agreed upon by the Reverend Assembly of Divines at Westminster [electronic resource]. Format E-Book Published Boston: Printed and sold by Thomas Fleet, at the Heart and Crown in Cornhill, Description 24p. ;?⁰. URL. Book Title: A Body of Practical Divinity Consisting of Above One Hundred and Seventy six Sermons on the Shorter Catechism Composed by the Reverend Assembly of Divines at Westminster with a Supplement of Some Sermons on Several Texts of Scripture Together with The Art of Divine Contentment To which is Added Christ s Various Fulness By Thomas . The New England primer: improved, for the more easy attaining the true reading of English: to which is added The Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's catechism. (Albany: J. Munsell, ), by John Cotton, Westminster Assembly. Shorter catechism, and Westminster Assembly (). Shorter catechism. (page images at HathiTrust).
Assembly at EDINBURGH, J Sess. Act approving the SHORTER CATECHISM The General Assembly having seriously considered the SHORTER CATECHISM agreed upon by the Assembly of Divines sitting at Westminster, with assistance of Commissioners from this Kirk; do find, upon due examination thereof, that the said Catechism isFile Size: KB. The Westminster Shorter Catechism is a catechism written in and by the Westminster Assembly, a synod of English and Scottish theologians and laymen intended to bring the Church of England into greater conformity with the Church of assembly also produced the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Larger Catechism.A . Internet Archive BookReader The shorter catechism of the Westminster assembly of divines: being a facsimile of the first edition. The Westminster Assembly of Divines. William Symington. Excerpts from William Symington, "Historical Sketch of the Westminster Assembly of Divines," in Commemoration of the Bicentenary of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, by the Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Scotland, Glasgow, The Westminster Assembly, it is well .