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Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism Hardcover – January 1, 1992
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While the catechism itself is warm and flowing, Ursinus' commentary is stiff, long and sometimes difficult. However, it is worth every once of effort put in. This is a book you will keep and go back to time and time again.
Someone once said that digging holes is harder than raking leafs. But when you rake leafs, all you get is leafs. When you dig holes you might find buried treasure. Ursinus's commentary of the great catechism maybe like digging holes for some, but gold will be found by all who will dig. Dig long and dig deep.
Of all the works that have been written on the Catechism (and there have been a number of them), the best is still the commentary written by its primary author, Zacharias Ursinus. (Although Casper Olevianus was also involved in the writing of the Catechism, it is generally agreed that Ursinus was the primary author.) This work is a must for anyone doing a serious study of the Catechism.
Moreover, this edition contains an excellent and detailed introduction, which makes finding what Ursinus had to say on a variety of topics related to the Catechism extremely easy. The translation itself is written in easy-to-understand English. It is a great companion to the Catechism.
I can recommend this Commentary to any serious scholar of the Christian doctrine.
Nico van Niekerk.
Thousand Oaks, CA.