The Heidelberg Catechism

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Weight .14 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 3.8 × 0.4 in
ISBN 9781848712942
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Soft Cover, Gift Edition

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Catechisms/Confessions

Original Pub Date

1563

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Dec 30, 2013

Page Count

88

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In the early 1560s Frederick III (1516-76), Elector Palatine desired that his subjects be led to a ‘devout knowledge and fear of the Almighty and his holy Word of salvation’. He commissioned a group of theologians and ministers to compose a catechetical summary of biblical truth that could be committed to memory and be an encouragement to personal faith and growth in Christ. The final version was approved by the Synod in Heidelberg (1563), the city lending its name to the catechism.

The Heidelberg Catechism follows the pattern of the Epistle to the Romans. It opens with the question ‘What is your only comfort in life and in death?’, and then examines the realities of human sin and misery (Rom. 1-3:20); salvation in Christ, including faith and repentance (Rom. 3:21-11:36); and the Christian life of thankful obedience in response to God’s grace in Christ (Rom. 12-16). The catechism stands as a faithful testimony to the ancient Christian faith in its scripturally derived shape and content, and further expressed in its exposition and application of the Apostles’ Creed, the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. — FROM THE FOREWORD BY WILLIAM VANDOODEWAARD

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  1. Adam T. Calvert

    By far my favorite catechism! Though some of the answers are pretty long, the theology and warmth of God’s gracious truths that can be learned in this book are so clear in communicating His grace toward sinners and His work in our lives for His own glory.

    If all parents and children went through one “Lord’s Day” section of this catechism each week (usually one to three questions) – along with their corresponding Scripture verses – I truly believe the church in the U.S. would see the revival many are seeking, and which we desperately need.

  2. Alfredo Hinojosa

    I received this version of The Heidelberg Catechism as a gift from a friend. It is the perfect size for portability, and it has a nice soft cover.

    The Heidelberg Catechism contains beautiful language and displays God’s glorious truth while speaking warmly to the heart. It is truly one of the crowning jewels of the 16th-century church. I pray it will be as edifying to you in your walk with Christ as it has been in mine.

  3. William Eatherton

    Beautiful book. It fits into my pocket perfectly and contains all that I need. I read it every day on the bus as I go to school, and its rich bank of truths serves to nothing but encourage me.
    Of course being a catechism, it is in a question and answer format, meaning it is ideal for memorisation. I would definitely recommend.

  4. matteob

    I have benefited enormously from the warm and devotional way this catechism puts forth Gospel Biblical truth. I am delighted and uplifted to see here in the comments that a young man is reading this every day. I think every Reformed Christian should have this little book to hand.

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