This chapter opens with the experience of entering a cathedral and explores the question of how we have come to learn the language of Christian belief. Returning to the first ‘rules of faith’ in the early Church, it charts the movement towards what we now name the Apostles’ and the Nicene creeds. Then, focusing on the Catechetical Lectures of Cyril of Jerusalem as one of the earliest examples we have of the way the creed was taught, the chapter examines the various levels of cultural, social, imaginative, and bodily engagement involved in catechism. It points to the way the creed, and doctrine more widely, was to be lived and the ongoing pedagogy required to form Christian believing.
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