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dc.contributor.authorStrohm, C.
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-20T17:00:29Z
dc.date.available2016-07-20T17:00:29Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationStrohm, C. (2014). On the historical origins of the Heidelberg Catechism. Acta Theologica, 34, 16-34.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4314/actat.v20i1.2S
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3485
dc.description.abstractReflection on the origins of the Heidelberg Catechism reveals it to be a document of understanding between Calvinistic-Reformed, Zwinglian and Lutheran-Philippistic tendencies within Protestantism. One important reason for the success of the Heidelberg Catechism was the fact that each one of these groups appreciated the Catechism. At the same time it clearly distances itself from Tridentine Catholicism and from the Gnesio-Lutheran variant of Lutheranism. This occurs mainly in the doctrine of the Lord’s Supper. The repudiation of the mass as “condemnable idolatry” is a result of the orientation to the Reformation of John Calvin. Here papal religion was seen as superstition and a fundamental violation of the true worship of God as well as an infringement of God’s honour. The experience of persecution by the Papal church in France and the Netherlands aggravated the criticism.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectHeidelberg Catechismen_ZA
dc.subjectHistorical originen_ZA
dc.subjectLord's Supperen_ZA
dc.subjectReformen_ZA
dc.subjectJohn Calvinen_ZA
dc.subjectCriticismen_ZA
dc.titleOn the historical origins of the Heidelberg Catechismen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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