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“ Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love wbich is in Christ Jesus.”_2 Tim. i. 13.
“God be thanked that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you."--Rom. vi. 17.
While so many guides to the knowledge of God's word, and the design of the Christian religion, are daily issuing from the press, it is surprising that the following Catechism should have been so long overlooked, or allowed to remain in a state of comparative obscurity : since, for its comprehensiveness, and excellent methodical arrangement, it claims at least an equal attention with any work of the same kind hitherto composed, embracing the whole Christian doctrine and practice, yet free from that diffuseness which is the usual fault of many Catechisms of a similar nature.
As the original is not universally known, nor was often to be met with before its first publication in the
Sylloge Confessionum Fidei,” by the University, some account of it appears necessary.