Take a personal, mediational journey through the Heidelberg Catechism with this 49-chapter, Lord's-Day-by-Lord's-Day commentary. A gold mine for pastors preparing to preach on the Heidelberg's questions and answers, or for anyone who desires to learn more about the catechism's teachings....
|Title||:||Comfort and Joy: A Study of the Heidelberg Catechism|
|Number of Pages||:||317 Pages|
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Comfort and Joy: A Study of the Heidelberg Catechism Reviews
This is a study of, and commentary on, a Reformed creed known as the Heidelberg Catechism. This creed is Calvinist, yet it discusses many basic things found in other creeds, especially the Trinity, the Apostles' Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer. It is meant as a tool of instruction, and may be used as the basis (along with the Bible) for "teaching sermons" at evening services. Kuyvenhoven's commentary teeters between the traditional and the progressive, trying to find the proper, wise balance between them. For instance, he still uses the name Jehovah, occasionally; at the same time, he knows that it is an inaccurate transliteration of the Name of God. He praises the Creed for its solid basis in the Bible, yet he is not above criticizing it in the places where it is overly harsh or overemphasizes some aspect of theology at the expense of others. He blends theology, scholarship, devotion, and common sense in the writing of this book.
Kuyvenhoven is level-headed and charitable. The book lives up to its title.