The Way of Catechesis offers a new and timely perspective on the vital ministry of catechesis at a pivotal moment in the work of New Evangelisation. Gerard F. Baumbach shows how today’s catechists can follow the pedagogy of Jesus and he invites readers to an understanding that includes both the process and the content of handing on the faith and also a way of living in union with Christ the Teacher.
Baumbach invites readers to consider how key issues and questions throughout the Church’s history shed light on today’s questions and concerns. Numerous reflection questions help the reader prayerfully reflect upon and personally integrate the lessons.
He emphasises four characteristics of the catechetical process in each historical era—belonging, believing, discerning, and living—to highlight the distinctive characteristics of each period and their relevance to catechesis today.