A full-scale investigation of this pivotal work in terms of authorship, historical background, socio-political origins, and theology. Includes for the first time translations of two important sources---Zacharias Ursinus's Smaller and Larger Catechism---plus a bibliography of research since 1900. 240 pages, softcover. Baker.
This work examines key aspects of the development of the Heidelberg Catechism, including historical background, socio-political origins, purpose, authorship, sources, and theology. The book includes the first ever English translations of two major sources of the Heidelberg Catechism--Ursinus's Smaller and Larger Catechisms--and a bibliography of research on the document since 1900.
Students of the Reformed tradition and the Protestant Reformation will value this resource.
Lyle D. Bierma (Ph.D., Duke University) is professor of systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary.
Charles D. Gunnoe Jr. (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is associate professor of history at Aquinas College.
Karin Y. Maag (Ph.D., University of St. Andrews) is director of the Meeter Center at Calvin College.
Paul W. Fields is theological librarian and curator of the Meeter Center at Calvin College.