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Author: Devoyon, Simon.
Title: A testimonie of the true Church of God confirmed as well by the doctrine as liues of sundry holy men, both patriarkes, and prophetes, and also by the Apostles and their true successours. Wherein is manifestly shewed how that God hath in all ages raysed vp some, yea euen in most horrible darkenesse, which haue beene faithfull stewards, and true dispencers of his will, with a catalogue of their names. Translated out of French by William Phiston.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A testimonie of the true Church of God confirmed as well by the doctrine as liues of sundry holy men, both patriarkes, and prophetes, and also by the Apostles and their true successours. Wherein is manifestly shewed how that God hath in all ages raysed vp some, yea euen in most horrible darkenesse, which haue beene faithfull stewards, and true dispencers of his will, with a catalogue of their names. Translated out of French by William Phiston.
Devoyon, Simon., Phiston, William,

At London: Printed by H[enry] M[iddleton] for Thomas Charde at the signe of the Helmet in Pauls Church yarde, [1585?]
Alternate titles: Discours sur le dénombrement des docteurs de l'Église de Dieu. English Discours sur le dénombrement des docteurs de l'Église de Dieu.
Notes:
Written by Simon Devoyon, whose name appears on A3r.
A translation of: Discours sur le dénombrement des docteurs de l'Église de Dieu.
Printer's name and conjectured publication date from STC.
Quires B-C are in two settings: C1r last line begins (1) "led with" or (2) "a diuelish".
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Fathers of the church -- Early works to 1800.
Reformation -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A14579.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE WORTHIE, AND RIGHT WORSHIPFVLL M. A. Nowell, Deane of Paules. William Phiston wisheth the enioying of all true felicitie
SIMON DE VOYON TO ALL THOSE THAT DE∣SIRE TO BE OF THE SAME CHVRCH AND, TRVE RELIGION OF GOD THE which hath beene from the beginning of the world, and shall be for euermore, health and peace through our Lord Iesus Christ.
A TESTIMONIE OF the true Church of God: Con∣firmed as wel by the doctrine as liues of sun∣drie holie men, both Patriarches and Prophets, and also by the Apostles and their true successours.
After that Adam had bene taught of the Sonne of God.
With Adam was his Sonne.
After them succeeded in the gouernement of the Church.
The second order of the gouernours of the Church of God, is of the Patriarches.
The gouernours and high priestes be in the fourth rable and order of the doctours of the Church of God, after the returne from the captiuitie of Babylon, euen vntill Iesus Christe the sonne of God, which is the true king and euerlasting high priest of the people of God.
The fift and last order of the Doctours of the Church of God, is that which we be∣gin at Iohn Baptist and our Lord Iesus Christ.
The Apostles be the first in the fift order.
The second of the fift order, be the disci∣ples of the Apostles.
The third of the fift order be the Bishops.
The historie of Waldo.
The doctrine of the Waldenses.
A prayer that Luther vsed to say dayly.
A Table containing the dinume∣ration, or catalogue of the Doctours of the Church of God, of whom mention is made in the discourse following.