His principal work was Lectures on the Catechism of the Church of England (London, 1769).
His translation of the German Catechism of Justus Jonas, known as Cranmer's Catechism, appeared in the following year.
SACRAMENT, in religion, a property or rite defined in the Anglican catechism as " an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace"; if the grace be allowed to be inherent in the external symbolic thing or act as well as in the faithful who receive or do it, this definition holds good not only for the Latin Church, but for more primitive religions as well.
The catechism as we know it is intended primarily for children and uneducated persons.
It consists of a calendar and almanac, a catechism, hymns, many of them translations from the German, metrical versions of the Psalms, and a collection of ballads and satirical poems against the Catholic church and clergy.