Christ In the Heidelberg Catechism

Friday, 24 Aug 2007

The Heidelberg Catechism is arguably the finest catechism produced in the 16th century. Its warm piety and clear, biblical theology have made it a favorite summary of reformed Christianity for many through the centuries. The catechism was completed in 1563 in Heidelberg, the capital city of the Palatinate in Germany. It was intended to aid the movement of the Palatinate from Lutheranism to Calvinism. Its doctrine is expressed largely in positive terms, but does become sharper on the Lord's Supper, where its position is contrasted explicitly with Rome's and implicitly with that of the strict Lutherans.</...


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