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Luther's Small Catechism (german: Der Kleine Katechismus) is a catechism written by
Martin Luther Martin Luther, (; ; 10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German professor of theology Theology is the systematic study of the nature of the Divinity, divine and, more broadly, of religious belief. It is taught as an Discipl ...
and published in 1529 for the training of children. Luther's Small Catechism reviews the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer,
the Sacrament of Holy Baptism
the Sacrament of Holy Baptism
, the Office of the Keys and Confession and the Sacrament of the Eucharist. It is included in the '' Book of Concord'' as an authoritative statement of what Lutherans believe. The Small Catechism is widely used today in Lutheran churches as part of youth education and Confirmation. It was mandatory for confirmands in the
Church of Sweden The Church of Sweden ( sv, Svenska kyrkan) is an Evangelical Lutheran national church in Sweden Sweden (; sv, Sverige ), officially the Kingdom of Sweden ( sv, links=no, Konungariket Sverige ), is a Nordic countries, Nordic country in Nort ...
until the 1960s.


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Luther's Large Catechism ''Luther's Large Catechism'' (german: Der Große Katechismus) is a catechism by Martin Luther Martin Luther, (; ; 10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German professor of theology Theology is the systematic study of the ...


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Luther's Small Catechism
(1921 Triglotta version)


LCMS version

Schwan Catechism
German and English side-by-side
WELS version



CLC version


* {{Authority control 1529 books 1529 in Christianity 16th-century Christian texts Book of Concord Catechisms Lutheran education Religious works for children Works by Martin Luther