Our Only Comfort (2-Volume Set)

A Comprehensive Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism

This Heidelberg Catechism commentary teaches the catechism in a faith-filled, engaging way that portrays the solid, biblical teaching intended by the Reformers who wrote it years ago.

By: Fred H Klooster

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  • 10/16/2001
  • 155265
  • 978-1-56212-697-1
  • Hardcover
  • 5.75 x 9 x 2.75
  • 1272
  • 4.00
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"The Heidelberg Catechism is a jewel of confessional literature, and Fred Klooster displays its facets with a master's knowledge.This mature study is the crowning achievement of a life's reflection."—Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.; President, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids,Michigan

"As learners are questioning the relevance of the Heidelberg Catechism for 21st-century Christians, the publication of Fred Klooster's comprehensivecommentary is just in time. The author's credible,scholarly, and competent work combines intensive exposition with extensive research on the history and origin of the catechism. I warmly recommend itto all who want to understand the Heidelberg Catechism in greater depth."—Kadarmanto Hardjowasito; President, Reformed Ecumenical Council; Pastor, Javanese Christian Churches, Indonesia

"This splendid commentary fills a long-felt need for a thorough, scholarly, and accessiblecommentary on the Heidelberg Catechism. There isnothing quite like it in any language in regard tothe depth of analysis and biblical and theologicalinterpretation. It is also written in a clear and lively style that will commend it to interested lay readers as well as pastors and scholars."—I. John Hesselink, Albertus C. Van RaalteProfessor of Systematic Theology, WesternTheological Seminary, Holland, Michigan

"Having preached the teachings of the Heidelberg Catechism for three decades and having taught'Catechism Preaching' to seminarians, I only wishthis book had been available to me years ago. The Heidelberg Catechism is one of the most cross-culturally adapted confessions still in active usetoday. For those who teach, preach, study, or simply confess the biblical insights of theHeidelberg Catechism, Our Only Comfortprovides the most comprehensive handbook availablefor an informed understanding of this classic Reformation confession. Dr. Klooster has blessedus all with this effort. The book is a fitting capstone to an illustrious career as a scholarly servant of the church."—Carl E. Zylstra, President, Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa

"This is a substantive study of the HeidelbergCatechism and is designed to introduce the readerto the riches of this beautiful Reformed confession. The author's love for the catechism--the 'little song of comfort'--is palpable onon every page. This two-volume commentaryreveals rigorous historical research, prodigiouswork, and reliable interpretation. It is highly recommended for pastors, scholars, and seriousand serious students alike. It belongs on everypastor's bookshelf, and hopefully will be orderedby every church librarian. Well worth the price."—Michael De Vries, retired minister of thethe Christian Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan

"After reading Our Only Comfort, I am newlyintrigued with the possibilities of preaching the catechism."—Clay Libolt, pastor of East Terrace Christian Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan

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