Category Archives: Ursinus

#ICYMI: NT Wright Ascends to Heaven From Bible Conference in Houston!

Witnesses say that just before he was seen to fly skyward without a rocket pack, he spread out his arms, and then up he went, shouting ‘buy my giant book which is very much like all my other less giant … Continue reading

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Doctrina schola vitae: Zacharias Ursinus (1534-1583) als Schriftausleger

Courtesy the brilliant folk at V&R and ISD, this new volume in the Refo500 Academic Studies Series: Zacharias Ursinus is widely known as the main author of the Heidelberg Catechism (1563). In this thesis, Wagner-Peterson analyses for the first time … Continue reading

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My fixation… Is this fantastic work about a fascinating man:

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Zacharias Ursinus on YouTube

Via Refo500

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Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition

Thanks to the kindness of IVP Academic for sending along a copy of this handy little volume.  I like it very much.  For the most part. Beginning to study Reformed theology is like stepping into a family conversation that has … Continue reading

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Ursinus und die Zeit der Reformation

Einen Einblick in die Zeit des Zacharias Ursinus verschafft die Ausstellung „Ursinus und die Zeit der Reformation“ ab dem 14.4. 2013 im Stadtmuseum Neustadt – Villa Böhm, die in Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Stadtarchiv Neustadt und dem Leiter des Religionspädagogischen Zentrums, … Continue reading

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Ursinus, on Q87 of the Heidelberg Catechism, and the 16th Century Reformers Attitudes Towards Homosexuality

First, the statement of the Heidelberg Catechism: Question 87. Cannot they then be saved, who, continuing in their wicked and ungrateful lives, are not converted to God? Answer. By no means; for the holy Scripture declares that no unchaste person, … Continue reading

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Post Reformation Reformed Dogmatics

The very nice folk at Logos have arranged a copy of Richard Muller’s indescribably important 4 volume Post Reformation Reformed Dogmatics to appear in my Logos Library (for which I am grateful and appreciative). A major study reevaluating the primary … Continue reading

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The Anniversary of the Death of Zacharias Ursinus, The Author of the Heidelberg Catechism

A reforming theologian, Ursinus was born Breslau in 1534 and studied at Wittenberg from 1550 to 1557. He then moved to Geneva for further study and from there took a teaching post in his native city of Breslau. His doctrine … Continue reading

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