The Heidelberg Catechism: A Study Guide includes all 129 questions and answers with clear exposition and questions for review, further study, and discussion. The catechism was commissioned by Frederick III not long after his accession in 1559 to be a proclamation of the biblical faith to the world. Traditionally the writing of this catechism has been ascribed to Caspar Olevianus and Zacharias Ursinus. Yet further research in this century has shown that Ursinus alone should be considered the major contributor. Used in the Reformed Churches.
The Heidelberg Catechism is one of the finest creeds of the reformation period. A faithful teacher of millions, it has stood the test of time and is still, today, one of the best tools available for learning what it means to be a Christian. This study guide to the Catechism includes 129 questions and answers, along with clear exposition and questions for review, further study, and discussion.
G. I. Williamson (BD, Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary) has served congregations of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, the Reformed Churches of New Zealand, and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He is author of study guides to the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Shorter Catechism, as well as editor of Ordained Servant, a journal for elders and deacons.
G.I. Williamson has once again done the church an invaluable service. . . . In simple and clear language he has opened up the wealth of the Catechism for all to see. G.I.s long experience as a teacher of catechism has given him the expertise and wisdom that make his study guides so successful.... The value of the Heidelberg Catechism is not restricted to any one age of people, but insofar as it maps the saving doctrines of the Scriptures, it will continue to be used with profit the world over.
Biblical, clear, well illustrated . . . . an excellent guide for preachers, teachers, parents, and students.