The Westminster Larger Catechism summarizes Calvinist doctrine in the English
tradition. Whereas the Westminster Shorter Catechism was meant to be easier to read
and concise for beginners, the Larger Catechism is more exact and comprehensive.
It still serves as one of the standard texts of the Church of Scotland, and it remains
influential within Presbyterian churches across the world. Since its first publication, it has
undergone various amendments and adaptations.