HEIDELBERG CATECHISM, THE
A New Translation for the 21st Century
Translated by Lee C. Barrett, III
ISBN/Prod. Code: 978-0-8298-1762-1
The author provides a fresh translation that takes into account scholarship since the 1962 translation by Allen Miller and Eugene Osterhaven.
An introduction briefly describes the role of catechisms in the life of the church and explains the historical dynamics that led to the composition of The Heidelberg Catechism. It includes a synopsis of the catechism's distinctive theological emphases as well as suggestions about the ongoing relevance for churches in a post-Christendom environment. It explains doctrinal terms.
The book is designed for new church members, confirmation students, and persons seeking ministerial standing.
LEE C. BARRETT, III holds the Mary B. and Henry P. Stager Chair in Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as professor of systematic theology.