* Written in 1561, the "Belgic Confession" was the dogmatic expression of Protestant believers in the Netherlands as they faced persecution from the Roman Catholic government. Gootjes offers the only comprehensive English study of this important document, examining the creed's history, author, revisions, authority, and relationship to Calvin and Beza. 240 pages, softcover from Baker.
The Belgic Confession is one of the most important and oldest doctrinal statements of the Reformed churches. Written in 1561, it became a confession of Protestant believers in the Netherlands in the face of persecution from the Roman Catholic government. Despite its importance, there has been no comprehensive study on the history and background of this confession in English, until now. This newest volume in the Texts and Studies in Reformation and Post-Reformation Thought series examines the confession's early history, author, revisions, authority, and its relationship to Calvin and Beza. It is a valuable contribution to the field of Reformation studies.
Nicolaas H. Gootjes (ThD, Theological University of Kampen) is professor of dogmatology at the Theological College of the Canadian Reformed Churches in Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author of five books, including two in Korean and one in Dutch, and several articles.
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