The Heidelberg Catechism : a 16th century quest for unity

Show simple item record Dreyer, Willem Akkerhuys (Wim) 2014-11-06T11:39:20Z 2014-11-06T11:39:20Z 2014-10-08
dc.description.abstract In this contribution the view is presented that the Heidelberg Catechism should be regarded as an attempt to promote unity between 16th century reformers and churches in the Palatinate. This, to some extent, determined the content of the Catechism resulting in some controversial issues receiving less attention. This in turn not only made the Catechism acceptable to a wide spectrum of Reformed Christianity, but also resulted in a creative and unique contribution to Reformed theology, almost a ‘third option’. It was soon used in different Reformed territories as a confession and acclaimed for its clarity in formulating the basic Reformed faith. Today the Heidelberg Catechism is regarded as one of the most ‘ecumenical’ documents of the 16th century. As such, it still promotes unity amongst many Reformed churches, including those in South Africa. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Dreyer, W.A., 2014, ‘The Heidelberg Catechism: A 16th century quest for unity', HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 70(1), Art. #2092, 5 pages. 10.4102/hts.v70i1.2092. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v70i1.2092
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dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2014. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Unity en_US
dc.subject Palatinate en_US
dc.subject Heidelberg Catechism (HC) en_US
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_US
dc.subject 16th Century reformers en_US
dc.subject Reformed churches en_US
dc.title The Heidelberg Catechism : a 16th century quest for unity en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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