The year 2013 will see a major anniversary: 450 years of the Heidelberg Catechism. This Protestant confession was written in Heidelberg in 1563 on behalf of Frederick III, Elector Palatine, and spread all over the world. Since then the Heidelberg Catechism has shaped the spiritual and political life of millions and became a symbol of change and renewal in Europe and beyond. Even today the Heidelberg Catechism is a fundamental confession of the Reformed Church. In this exhibition book well known specialists present how the Heidelberg Catechism spread and influenced culture, education, church and religion. They also show the context of its time, the courtly pomp of the electors and the religion of members of the House of Orange. Over 700 pictures illustrate the papers and objects in the exhibitions in Heidelberg and Apeldoorn, giving an unforgettable insight into the success story of the Heidelberg Catechism!
Power of Faith was presented in Heidelberg 7 March 2013, read here more about the book presentation (German text).
Click here to watch the introduction video for the exhibition Power of Faith.
Read here the review of Dr. Jim West.
Karla Apperloo-Boersma, Herman J. Selderhuis (ed.)
Power of Faith - 450 Years of the Heidelberg Catechism
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
454 pages with over 700 pictures