While reading Robert Godfrey’s Reformation Sketches: Insights Into Luther, Calvin, and the Confession I ran accross this quote by Philip Schaff on the Heidelberg Catechism
It combines Clavin’s strength and depth without his severity, Melanchthon’s cordiality and warmth without his indecision, Zwingli’s simplicity and clearness without his cool sobriety and aversion to the mystics.
Godfrey goes onto to say,
The strengths of the catechism remain needed by the church today more than ever. In an age that is often opposed to theology, the Heidelberg Catechism is a clear, warm, attractive presentation of the great truths of the Reformation, which are the great truths of the gospel.
The strength of the Heidelberg is sorely needed today in Missoula. I pray that one day it will be proclaimed every Lord’s Day and that it will be heard coming from the mouths of children as they confess the rich history that is Protestant Christianity at its finest.