RECAPITULATION – Encyclopedic Dictionary of Bible and Theology

Summary or final synthesis after an oral or written presentation. The term was frequently used in some parishes or religious institutions to refer to the “catechisms of recapitulation”, which were lessons or catechesis of review on the main mysteries or the main duties of the Christian that were done once a week.

An excellent idea that tended to summarize what was being explained. The most convenient thing was repeated to get the catechists to grasp both the fundamentals in vocabulary, as well as the doctrinal syntheses that, in the long run, is what remains in the memory.

Pedro Chico González, Dictionary of Catechesis and Religious Pedagogy, Editorial Bruño, Lima, Peru 2006

Source: Dictionary of Catechesis and Religious Pedagogy

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