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.
This commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism offers comfort from God’s Word in our troubled times. In this edition, Olevianus comments on the Lord’s Days 5 through 24. This study—aimed towards pastors, students, and laypeople—is edited by one of the most competent scholars on this subject.
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The translation is competent both in its rendering of the German text and its fluidity in English. . . . Bierma has provided an excellent translation of a significant work by one of the key figures of the ‘second Reformation.’
—The Sixteenth Century Journal
Casper Olevianus (1536–1587) was a leading German Reformed theologian and organizer of the Reformed Church in the Palatinate.
Lyle D. Bierma is the Jean and Kenneth Baker Professor of Systematic Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary.