One of the most influential of the Reformed catechisms is the Heidelberg Catechism (also known as the Palatinate Catechism). Combining the best of Lutheran and Reformed teaching, and counteracting the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, it is an instructional manual on the basics of the Protestant Christian faith. The Heidelberg Catechism is divided into 52 sections (called Lord’s Days), and includes 129 questions on the faith, divided into three parts: The Misery of Man; The Redemption of Man; and The Gratitude Due from Man.
The Baker Academic Heidelberg Catechism Collection provides two volumes on the Heidelberg Catechism. The first is a commentary on the Lord’s Days 5 through 24. The second volume analyzes various aspects of the Heidelberg Catechism, including its historical background, purpose, authorship, theology, and more.
This collection is essential for students, scholars, pastors, historians, teachers of the Bible, and anyone else studying church history, the Reformed faith, and the Heidelberg Catechism. With Logos Bible Software, these volumes are completely searchable—Scripture passages appear on mouseover and link to your preferred English translation and to the original language texts. For scholarly work or personal Bible study, this makes these volumes more powerful and easier to access than ever before. With Logos’ advanced features, you can perform comprehensive searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “righteousness,” or “Romans 3:21.”
Lyle D. Bierma is the Jean and Kenneth Baker Professor of Systematic Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary.
Charles D. Gunnoe Jr. is associate professor of history at Aquinas College.
Karin Maag is the director of the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies in Grand Rapids. She has authored and edited three other volumes on the Reformation.
Paul W. Fields is theological librarian and curator of the Meeter Center at Calvin College.