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Catholic Dictionary

Term

ENCHIRIDION SYMBOLORUM

Definition

A manual of Catholic doctrine containing essential extracts of all the major definitions and declarations on faith and morals from the first century to the present day. Originally compiled and edited by Heinrich Denzinger 1819-83), one of the pioneers of positive theology in Catholic Germany. The Second Vatican Council relied on the Enchiridion for its citations, referred to as "Denzinger."