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a summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of Christians

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known in Russian catechisms as formalism

weird use of the term

—p.178 Commitment (177) by Theodor W. Adorno
6 years, 7 months ago

Of course, to be fully formed—to grow up—means to be tainted by this mode of communicating, as the narrator is in a catechism with her mother about their departure for another town

—p.355 Inner Syntax (on Eimear McBride) (353) by Joshua Cohen
9 months, 1 week ago

China, whose outsized growth the global recovery vitally depends on, has flouted almost every item in Friedman’s catechism

—p.8 Taking Off the Straitjacket and Running the Asylum (7) by Seth Ackerman
4 years, 5 months ago

We're also the only country that chose to close the schools one day per week [...] for catechism

whoa, this was news to me

—p.162 Secularism and Inequality: The French Hypocrisy (162) by Thomas Piketty
6 years, 9 months ago

The dialogue-of-one becomes a kind of mocking catechism

—p.11 Roots: structuralism and New Criticism (1) by Christopher Norris
6 years, 8 months ago

His ‘test’ swept aside all the necessary ambivalence in play, reducing one’s allegiance to a sporting team to a catechism of national faith

—p.212 by Stuart Hall
2 years, 9 months ago

recounting neoliberal catechisms like Medieval Catholic priests reciting the Mass in Latin

—p.555 Limbo is Over (553) by Mark Fisher
5 years, 5 months ago

Up to this point the theory of utility was able to base itself on definite social facts; its further account of the manner of exploitation amounts to a mere recital of catechism phrases.

—p.205 The German Ideology (175) by Karl Marx
6 years, 3 months ago

A family man was doubly reckless to have broken rules that everyone in the shadow world knew like a catechism

—p.100 by Jennifer Egan
1 year, 1 month ago

the catechism of reasons that startups fail

by Gideon Lewis-Kraus
6 years, 10 months ago

They have come up against a conundrum of left catechism: how does a movement go about being socialist in an unripe country with a weak and marginal capitalism, a vast and ‘backward’ peasantry, and a monarchy that has not had the decency to undergo its bourgeois revolution?

—p.14 The Prehistory of 1917 (5) by China Miéville
6 years, 8 months ago

Sin is not just what the catechism says it is. Sin is not simply that which we commit. Sin is also what we desire but are too weak to do.

—p.32 by Sándor Márai
3 months, 2 weeks ago

there is room for nothing in Stalinist culture except for edifying sermons, colorless life, and the catechism of propaganda

—p.163 Kadar Had His Day of Fear (157) by Albert Camus
7 years ago

wrote long incoherent pages where I tried to destroy her, and all the catechism which had been laid into my skull by good Sister Rose came back to scathe the people I had known

—p.319 by Norman Mailer
3 months, 3 weeks ago

The Point Issue 14
by multiple authors

The Point Issue 14
by multiple authors

The Point Issue 14
by multiple authors

some bit of absurdity or contradiction in the catechism

—p.91 Saint Bart (91) missing author
6 years, 6 months ago

After an unsuccessful catechism class the priest enters in his diary, “But why the hostility of these little ones. What have I done to them?”

—p.75 Bresson (57) by Paul Schrader
2 years, 8 months ago

Thiel recognizes in Girard’s claim precisely the kind of catechism of faith that Silicon Valley has built so much of its success on

—p.108 Desire (97) by Adrian Daub
8 months, 2 weeks ago

intoning a prefight catechism

—p.52 A Violent Season (41) missing author
4 years, 7 months ago