A Brief and Easy Explanation
The Shorter Catechism
Presented by the
Assembly of Divines at
to both houses of Parliament, and by them approved,
Wherein the Newest Students May in a Speedy and Easy Way
Be Brought to Understand the Principles of Religion,
In Imitation of a Catechism Formerly Published by
Mr. Herbert Palmer, B.D. and late Master of Queen’s College
John Wallis, Minister of the Gospel
Translated into 21st Century American English
Edition: March 13, 2018
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 The original has “Meanest Capacities.” This phrase is offensive to modern ears, but Wallis surely had no unkind thoughts, thinking mostly of younger children. He wrote for an audience where substantial knowledge of the Christian religion was general and pervasive, not for a modern, multicultural, and international audience.