In 2013 the Heidelberg Catechism will be 450 years old. To mark this event Karla Apperloo-Boersma and Herman Selderhuis have edited a new volume (hardcover, 440 pages) on the catechism. According to Amazon it’s $56.00 (HT: Michael A. G. Haykin). Thus begins the Heidelpalooza. There will be numerous events throughout the year (including the 2013 faculty conference at WSC—more on this later) by to mark the anniversary. The HB will endeavor to keep you posted on them all.
Before the onslaught of new works regarding the catechism, are there any reading recommendations of currently published books?
Here’s a bibliography.
Of those definitely start with Ursinus’ lectures/commentary. Then Olevianus’ Firm Foundation (out of print).
The Bierma ed. Introduction is quite valuable.
That’s a start.
I read the Ursinus commentary and used to teach out of it. Really, it is hard to top it!