Stating that a catechism must serve the purpose of initiating believers into the theological tradition, teaching the basics of faith, and helping them to defend the faith, this article argues that though the Heidelberg Catechism can stand as a confessional document, the church needs today a new catechism.
This article is about the background and the use of the Heidelberg Catechism in the church today.
This article is about the historical background and purpose of the Heidelberg Catechism.
The Heidelberg Catechism was written primarily as a textbook for the church with focus on the youth. This looks at the role of Scripture in the Catechism, the method of the Catechism, and its place in the church. Then it discusses a role that the Catechism should play in the church today in preaching and catechesis.