J. H. Heidegger (1633–98) was a significant Swiss Reformed theologian, in Zürich, at the end of the 17th century. This volume is a clear, accessible introduction to Reformed theology. It is not technical. It was meant to be a starting point and still serves that purpose. It is a good window into the basics of Reformed theology but also into the issues faced by the Reformed Churches in the period (some of which we continue to face). Heidegger was very clear about Reformed covenant theology, the gospel, and the Christian life.
You can learn more about him in this two part interview with Dr Ryan Glomsrud, who wrote the introduction to the present volume:
- Recovering Our Reformed Past: On J. H. Heidegger With Ryan Glomsrud (pt 1)
- Recovering Our Reformed Past: On J. H. Heidegger With Ryan Glomsrud (Part 2)
This is the first volume by Heidegger ever to have been translated into English. It is volume 4 in the Classic Reformed Theology series. Thus far we have published:
- William Ames, A Sketch of the Christian’s Catechism
- Caspar Olevianus, Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed
- Johannes Cocceius, The Doctrine of the Covenant and Testament of God
It is 256 pages and hardcover. $30.00 from RHB.
This will be a valuable addition to the library of any theological student, catechism teacher, Sunday School teacher, church, pastor, ruling elder, Christian School, seminary, or Bible college. Anyone who is interested in Classic Reformed Theology will want to add this volume to their library.