Appeared in Vol. 5 No. 2

Certainly there has been no lack of controversy in recent years over the introduction and implementation of what is often called the “new catechetics “. Below, Rev. Robert J. Levis examines the Cartesian/immanentist underpinnings of this mode of catechesis and argues that its philosophical presuppositions render it incapable of service to a transcendent faith. This article was rst delivered as a “paper” at the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars’ annual convention in the Spring of 1979, and will be published in only slightly different form in the Proceedings of that society in early 1980.

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