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*Jensen, Gordon A. “Shaping Piety Through Catechetical Structures: The Importance of Order.” Reformation and Renaissance Review 10, no. 2 (2008): 231–236.

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*Keefe, Susan. Water and the Word: Baptism and Education of the Clergy in the Carolingian Empire. 2 vols. Publications in Medieval Studies. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002.

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*Torrance, T. F. The School of Faith: Catechisms of the Reformed Church. 1959. 2nd ed., Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 1996.

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