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Sixteenth-century Protestantism was slow to produce similar material, possibly because Protestant clergy were so busy preaching and catechising that they had little time for quiet and reflection.
The significance of ignoring such evidence in the revisionism debate on the English Reformation can be seen in the stark contrast between the results produced by the different sources: on the basis of visitation records and observations about catechising, Christopher Haigh has argued that the educational effort of English Reformers failed to communicate the central ideas of Protestantism to the general population.
Having served as a volunteer catechist in many parishes over the years, I have encountered numerous parents who are either completely apathetic about, or terrified of, having anything to do with catechising their children.