Roman Catholic Catechism
Marcus Eschenloher (fl. 1700).
Kinderlehren: Oder Leichtbegreiffliche Auslegungen Uber den gantzen Römisch-Catholischen Catechismum.
Augsburg: Johannes Stretter, 1705.
Eschenloher, an Augustinian cleric residing in Augsburg, was a prolific author of religious texts published in the late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century. His Kinderlehren, a Roman Catholic catechism, appeared in at least a half dozen editions printed between 1702 and 1732. The engraved frontispiece in this 1705 edition shows two priests, located on either side of the Tree of Life, instructing a group of fifteen children accompanied by two adults. The German inscription “Seeling ist der Mensch der Weisheit fündt” at the bottom of plate is from Proverbs 3:13 (“Happy is the man that finds wisdom”).