A Faith Worth Teaching: The Heidelberg Catechism’s Enduring - download pdf or read online

By Jon D. Payne,Sebastian Heck

ISBN-10: 1601782187

ISBN-13: 9781601782182

For 450 years, church buildings during the international were utilizing the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) to educate God’s humans in foundational Christian doctrine. while Elector Frederick III (1515–1576) commissioned the practise of a handbook for teaching the formative years and guiding the pastors and academics of his area, he couldn't have imagined the profound influence it'll have on destiny generations of Christians. the main wide-spread, such a lot influential Reformation catechism, the “Heidelberger” shines forth the blessed truths of the gospel in 129 questions and solutions, starting with the memorable, ever-enduring topic of our “only convenience in existence and in death.”

In 'A religion worthy Teaching', edited by means of Jon Payne and Sebastian Heck, an array of trustworthy pastor-scholars rejoice the Heidelberg Catechism on its 450th anniversary with a set of essays on its dynamic heritage, wealthy theology, and fruit-bearing perform that would be an encouragement to pastors and laypersons alike.

Table of Contents:
Foreword: the Heidelberg Catechism: the key of its luck - Herman J. Selderhuis
Part 1: The heritage and heritage of the Heidelberg Catechism
1. The background and other people in the back of the Heidelberg Catechism - Lyle D. Bierma
2. The Heidelberg Catechism within the usa - D. G. Hart
Part 2: The Heidelberg Catechism and the technique of Grace
3. maintaining Firmly to the Heidelberger: The Validity and Relevance of Catechism Preaching - Joel R. Beeke
4. Preaching the Catechism this day - Joel R. Beeke
5. “Washed from All My Sins”: The Doctrine of Baptism within the Heidelberg Catechism - Sebastian Heck
6. “As definitely As I See and Taste”: The Lord’s Supper and the Heidelberg Catechism – Jon D. Payne
Part three: Christian Doctrine and the Heidelberg Catechism
7. amassed, safe, and Preserved: The Church within the Heidelberg Catechism - Michael S. Horton
8. Grace and Gratitude: Justification and Sanctification within the Heidelberg Catechism - Cornelis P. Venema
9. The Christology of the Heidelberg catechism - Mark Jones
10. “Prophet, health care professional Jesus”: the Son of God as “Our excessive Priest and instructor” within the Heidelberg Catechism - Victor E. d’Assonville
11. The Spirit-Filled Catechism: The Heidelberg Catechism and the Holy Spirit - Daniel R. Hyde
Part four: The Heidelberg Catechism As Catechetical instrument
12. The Heidelberg Catechism one of the Reformed Catechisms - W. Robert Godfrey
13. The Heidelberg Catechism: A Catechetical software - Willem Verboom
14. Scholasticism within the Heidelberg Catechism? - Willem van’t Spijker

Endorsements:
“This is a superb selection of articles, either useful and scholarly. there's a lot right here to assist us comprehend the heritage, the theology, and the ongoing relevance of the Heidelberg Catechism. As we hold forth during the Heidelberg in our church i'll definitely seek advice this publication usually. It caused me to reconsider and back ‘Isn’t the Catechism remarkable!’ and, extra importantly, ‘Isn’t the gospel amazing!’” — Kevin DeYoung, senior pastor at college Reformed Church, Lansing, Michigan, and writer of the excellent news We virtually Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a sixteenth Century Catechism

“As a precis and interpretation of God’s notice composed for and certified via the Reformed church buildings, the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) has a unique position within the lifetime of the church buildings. we must always be pleased about 'A religion worthy Teaching', an exceptional source that is helping us greater comprehend and use the catechism in our time.” — R. Scott Clark, professor of church background and historic theology, Westminster Seminary California

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