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A Sketch Of The Christian Catechism William Ames

A Sketch Of The Christian Catechism

William Ames

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ISBN : 9781601780454
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253 pages
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Williams Ames (1576-1633) was an influential English Puritan. After fleeing England in 1610 for a freer academic and ecclesiastical life in the Netherlands, he was appointed professor of theology at Franecker University in 1622. A Sketch of theMoreWilliams Ames (1576-1633) was an influential English Puritan. After fleeing England in 1610 for a freer academic and ecclesiastical life in the Netherlands, he was appointed professor of theology at Franecker University in 1622. A Sketch of the Christian Catechism is the result of his lectures through the Heidelberg Catechism at that institution. Amess method in this book is not an analysis of the Catechism itself. Rather, he chooses a particular text of Scripture that supports the main thoughts for a given Lords Day. While the exposition is directly from the Bible, Amess doctrinal conclusions and applicatory uses keenly interact with the corresponding Questions and Answers of Heidelberg. Joel R. Beekes introduction provides valuable background on Ames and his work. Todd Resters fresh translation from the Latin opens several avenues of interest for modern day English readers. Historians of 16th and 17th century thought will value the critical English translation of a much neglected text, and the fact that it demonstrates the parallels and communication between English Puritanism and the Dutch Further Reformation. Reformed pastors will also take interest in this, as it provides yet another resource on a classic doctrinal standard.