Zinaida Andreevna Lurie, Mariya Aleksandrovna Polyakova PhD in History, assistant lecturer, Institute of foreign modern languages, St. Petersburg State University (Universitetskaia nab., 7/9, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 199034)
PhD in Pedagogy, assistant professor, Leading Analyst, Russian Academy of Education, Education Development Center (Pogodinskaya st., 8, Moscow, Russia, 119121)
Mariya Aleksandrovna Polyakova PhD in Pedagogy, assistant professor, Leading Analyst, Russian Academy of Education, Education Development Center (Pogodinskaya st., 8, Moscow, Russia, 119121)
Lurie Z. A., Polyakova M. A. Brief Catechism of Johann Brenz: History of Creation and Translation, Religiya. Tserkov’. Obshchestvo. Issledovaniya i publikatsii po teologii i religii [Religion. Church. Society: Research and publications in the field of theology and religious studies], Saint-Petersburg, 2022, vol. 10, pp. 318–335.
This publication examines the Brief Catechism of Johann Brenz, a prominent figure in the Lutheran Reformation. His Questions on the Christian Faith was the second most common after Luther’s catechism, although its having a number of significant differences. The translation of the most famous edition of 1535 is presented with to the Russian reader, with the introductory article also introducing a short biography of Brenz and the history of the creation of the catechism. The relationship between the school reform carried out by the reformer and the content of the catechetical instruction is shown within the city space of Gall. In the content of Brenz’ Catechism, the starting point of instruction is the sacrament of baptism, while the Eucharist is the goal of Christian teaching.