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History and Genius of the Heidelberg Catechism
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History and Genius of the Heidelberg Catechism


Publication Office of the German Reformed Church 1847

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The Heidelberg Catechism is one of Reformed Church’s most influential catechisms. In The History and Genius of the Heidelberg Catechism, John Williamson Nevin devotes his energy to the examination of this timeless and essential confessional document. He takes on the history, influence, and importance of the Heidelberg Catechism in this short yet effective dissertation, helping readers understand the depth and reach of this quintessential Christian work.

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Key Features

  • Examines the timeless and essential Heidelberg Catechism
  • Explores the history, influence, and importance of the confessional document
  • Presents a short yet effective dissertation


  • The Palatinate
  • Occasion of the Catechism
  • Formation of the Catechism
  • War Against the Catechism
  • The Cathechism at Home
  • The Catechism Abroad
  • The Catechism in America
  • Theology of the Catechism
  • Church Spirit of the Catechism

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About John Williamson Nevin

John Williamson Nevin (1803–1886) was an American theologian and professor. He studied at Princeton University and was a professor of biblical literature at Western Theological Seminary in Allegheny, Pennsylvania and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church. Well-versed in German, he studied contemporary German theologians, and eventually converted to the German Reformed Church, accepting a position at the Church’s seminary in Mercersburg, PA. He and his colleagues developed a conservative doctrinal position eventually labeled the “Mercersburg Theology.”

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