An indigenous friend recently said that the problem is that we have been institutionalized and not catechized
. This means, at least at one level, that we have been taught how to behave in an institution, but we were not given the spiritual tools to grow into mature believers in a community of culturally related Christian spirituality, teaching and practice.
The student radicals and black nationalists were the first to figure out, in Bloom's words, that the "pompous teachers who catechized
them about academic freedom could, with a little shove, be made into dancing bears." The rest of the country soon followed in discerning what was fraudulent about liberal pieties and contemptible about their purveyors.
In this sense, Demers suggests, Grouard's katolik ayamehewirnasanahikan (Catholic Prayer Book) is significant not only because it heralds a shift from oral to print culture in the Canadian Northwest, but also because the "textualized orality" of the Cree syllabics reveal a highly nuanced "give and take" between the culture of the catechized
and that of the catechizer (ix).
What runs through our minds is: "I wonder if he had a good night's sleep," or "Isn't this a case of self-aggrandizement?" or "The nerve: God speaking to him?" or "That sounds like wish fulfillment--he's at that stage of life." I believe that the world in which we live has catechized
and confirmed us all in explanatory atheism or at least cynical suspicion about any claim that God speaks.
raises many of the same issues, all of which arise from the same fundamental question: "What is [the intellectual appetite] and how should it be catechized
, disciplined, and configured?" (2).
In addition, they catechized
regularly, organized charity schools, oversaw Sunday schools, distributed tracts, and erected libraries.
His anarchism, he stresses, is not that of "a sallow garret-rat translating Proudhon by pirated kilowatt, nor a militiaman catechized
by the Classic Comics version of The Turner Diaries" Rather, he writes, "I am the love child of Henry Thoreau and Dorothy Day, conceived among the asters and goldenrod of an Upstate New York autumn." Thoreau doesn't play a major role in Look Homeward, America, but Day, a largely forgotten social activist who died in 1980, is one of its stars.
Like too many Catholics, they had been inadequately catechized
It also says this: "We seek to increase the participation of young people in utilizing the Earth Charter as a guideline in their work as active agents of change." Of course; having been properly catechized
in the new Earth ethic, the juvenile disciples will become militant change agents to help usher in the new civilization.
Wakened by voyages on merchant, naval, and whaling ships, he began to reassess the Christian theodicy inculcated by his parents and the Dutch Reformed Church, an offshoot of Calvinism, in which he had been baptized, catechized
, and reared.
One worker said, "We are born in a Pullman house, fed from the Pullman shops, taught in the Pullman school, catechized
in the Pullman church, and when we die, we shall go to Pullman Hell." When the depression of 1893 hit, Pullman cut wages but not rent.
Similarly, this is why the Roman Catholic authorities sought to limit access to the Bible to properly catechized
priests who could be trusted to read the text through the spectacles of church tradition.
He shows how Erasmus in these works looks beyond the Arian controversy and its Matthean Trinitarian baptismal formula and returned to the "pure" Christianity of the Apostolic period when catechized
converts were baptized in the name of Jesus.
Two important trends seem to stand out from the detail: most younger children were exposed to catechizing for at least a few months, but only the minority who went on beyond primary schooling or who lived in godly households were catechized
for any length of time or at an advanced level; and there seems to have been a general decline in the time and effort put into elementary catechizing by clergy and laity across the period.
Women deacons anointed women during baptism; anointed ill women and brought them the Eucharist; took charge of women in the assembly; catechized
women and children and looked after their needs.