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Author: Olevian, Caspar, 1536-1587.
Title: An exposition of the Symbole of the Apostles, or rather of the articles of faith. In which the chiefe points of the euerlasting and free couenant betweene God and the faithfull is briefly and plainly handled. Gathered out of the catechising sermons of Gasper Oleuvian Treuir, and now translated out of the Latine tongue into the English for the benefite of Christ his Church. By Iohn Fielde.
Publication info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: An exposition of the Symbole of the Apostles, or rather of the articles of faith. In which the chiefe points of the euerlasting and free couenant betweene God and the faithfull is briefly and plainly handled. Gathered out of the catechising sermons of Gasper Oleuvian Treuir, and now translated out of the Latine tongue into the English for the benefite of Christ his Church. By Iohn Fielde.
Olevian, Caspar, 1536-1587., Fielde, John, d. 1588,

At London: Printed by H. Middleton, for Thomas Man, and Tobie Smith, Anno. 1581.
Alternate titles: Gasper Oleuian vpon the Creede. Gasper Olevian upon the Creede.
Notes:
Running title reads: Gasper Oleuian vpon the Creede.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Apostles' Creed -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A08483.0001.001

Contents
title page
To the right honorable and my very good Lord, Ambrose Earle of Warwicke, Master of the Queenes Maiesties Ordinance, Knight of the no∣ble order of the Garter, one of her Maiesties most honorable priuie counsell, I. Fielde his faithfull seruant wisheth with his heart, grace from God the Father by Iesus Christ, and constancie in the trueth of the Gospell, to the ende. Amen.
To the most mighty and noble Prince and Lord, Friderike Countie Palatine by the Rhene, Duke of either Bauaria, Elector of the sacred Romane Empire, his most gratious Prince and Lorde, Gasper Oleuian Treuir, wisheth from his heart, grace and peace from our Lorde Iesus Christ.
To the youth addicted to true godlinesse, health &c.
¶ An Exposition of the Apostles Creede, or rather of the articles of the Christian faith.
part 1
That the kingdome of Christ is offered vnto vs in the Articles of our faith; and that the faithfull are partakers of it, whilest they liue here.
What the kingdome of Christ is, and that the newe couenaunt is administred therein.
How Christ the King engendreth in his e∣lect the studie of reconciling themselues to God, and howe he preserueth and encreaseth in them which are reconciled, the studie of holding that reconciliation.
After that Christ the King and Priest of his Church hath engendred in those whom he calleth, the studie of reconciling them∣selues vnto God he offereth, and giueth also vnto them that same reconciliation & that in the forme of a couenant, the summe whereof is conteined in the articles of the faith.
That the couenant betwene God and vs is free and vndeserued, and standeth only in faith: through which after that he hath put out the remembrance of our sinnes, he re∣nueth the beleeuers to his owne image.
The Articles of faith or that which is com∣monly called the Apostles Creede.
What faith is.
The partition or diuision of the Creede.
Rules which shall helpe both our vnderstan∣ding and faith, in euery article of faith.
Testimonies out of the Prophets and Apo∣stles of the nature of God, and of the creati∣on of all thinges.
The description of God.
The profite of this description of God.
Certaine testimonies of the diuinitie of the sonne, according to those things that are attributed vnto him in the description of God, and order of the articles of faith.
What daunger there is to be feared, if we beleeue not in the sonne, as in the true euer∣lasting God, of the same substance with the father.
Testimonies prouing the Godheade of the holy Ghost, that he is a person and the true & euerlasting God, and not any motion or thought, or any other thing that is created.
What daunger there is, if we beleeue not in the holy ghost.
That the father, the sonne, and the holy ghost are three distinct persons, and yet that they are one and the same substance.
What fruite we receiue by this, that we know and beleeue the father of our Lord Iesus Christ, the sonne and the holy ghost, to be the onely true and eternall God: and that there is no other God.
In God the father.
Almightie.
Creator of heauen and earth.
Fiue chiefe points of the doctrine of Gods prouidence.
The first point of doctrine concerning Gods prouidence.
Is God therefore the author of sinne?
Argumentes taken out of the newe Testa∣ment, whereby it is plainely shewed that God doth so worke, that he remaineth voyde of sinne.
The second poynt of doctrine concerning the prouidence of God.
The third poynt of doctrine concerning Gods prouidence.
The fourth poynt of doctrine concerning Gods prouidence.
The fift poynt of Doctrine concerning Gods prouidence.
The first vse, or fruite; of that doctrine concerning the prouidence of God
The second fruite.
The last fruite of the doctrine concerning the prouidence of God.
THE SECOND PART CONCERNING THE sonne, and our reconciliation. And in Iesus Christ.
Testimonies out of the Prophets and Apostles.
Why we beleeue in Iesus Christ, the only be∣gotten sonne of God.
Why the sonne of God is named Iesus.
Christ.
Testimonies out of the Prophets and Apo∣stles.
What we are taught by the name of Christ or anointed.
Of the frute or consolation; which the faith∣ful receaue thereby.
Why Christ was annointed, not onelie to be king, but also Priest?
Of the profite that we take by this that Christ was anointed to be a priest.
Why also was he annointed to be a Prophet?
Of the fruite of Christes propheticall office.
Howe far forth those things which are spo∣ken concerning the office of Christ, or of the priestly & prophetical kingdome of Christ, agree with the doctrine of the free coue∣naunt.
His onelie begotten Sonne.
Testimonies out of the Prophets and A∣postles.
What the meaning of these wordes is, His onely begotten sonne.
Why the scripture calleth him the onely be∣gotten, seeing all we which beleeue, are the sonnes of God.
Our Lorde.
Testimonies out of the Prophetes and Apo∣stles.
Conceaued by the holy Ghost, borne of the Virgin Marie.
Testimonies out of the Prophetes and Apostles.
That the sonne of God must take the nature of man of the stocke of Abraham.
That the stocke was restrained to the tribe of Iudah, and here somewhat concerning the time that the Messias should be giuen.
Of the place of his birth, touching the flesh; & also of his comming forth from the dayes of eternitie in respect of his diuine nature.
Of the holinesse of his concep∣tion.
Of the virgines bringing forth a childe.
The meaning of the wordes: which was con∣ceaued by the holy Ghost, borne of the vir∣gine Marie.
The consolation which a faithful man con∣ceaueth by this pure conception.
The drifte and purpose of this article, and how necessarie ye true vnderstanding therof is.
The causes of this foundation, and first, why the mediator must remaine verie man, and that euerlastinglie, keping the proprieties of the humaine nature.
Causes, for which it must needes be, that the mediator of the couenant, be very God, with all the properties of God.
Why those same two natures must be vnited in the Mediator.
What the personal vnion is, and wherefore it is that the properties of both natures must remaine whole and sound in it.
Suffred vnder Pontius Pilate.
Testimonies out of the Prophets Apo∣stles, whereby it is shewed, that Christ must not die by tumult: but must suffer vnder a iudge: and that when a straunge magistrate should exercise iudgement.
Why Christe must be condemned by a iudge before the iudgement seate?
Why Christ by the mouth of the Iudge was condemned as an euil doer, and by the same iudges mouth, was pronounced innocent.
Crucified.
Testimonies out of the Prophets and Apo∣stles.
Why Christ must rather bee crucified then suffer anie other kinde of death.
That Christ was truely and in deede made a cursse for vs, neither yet for all that, is there any contumely or reproch offered vn∣to him by vs, for so saying.
Deade.
Testimonies out of the Prophetes and Apostles.
Why Christ died.
Of the fruites, whereof we are made parta∣kers by the death of Christ.
Of the second fruite of the death of Christ.
And was buried.
Testimonies out of the Prophetes and Apostles.
To what ende the buriall of Christe tendeth: and which are the fruites of it.
He descended into hel.
Testmonies out of the Prophets and Apostles.
Of the false vnderstanding of this article, where also is entreated of Lymbus, and of the first beginning of the error thereof.
Of the true meaning of this article, He des∣cended into hell.
Of the fruite of Christe his descention in∣to hell.
The third day he rose from the dead.
Testimonies out of the Prophetes and Apo∣stles concerning the resurrection of Christ.
The meaning of this article, The third day he rose againe from the dead.
Of the vse or fruite of the resurrection of Christ.
Of the seconde fruite of the resurrection of Christ.
Of the third fruit of the resurrection of Christ.
Concerning the last fruite of the resurrecti∣on of Christ.
He ascended into heauen.
Testimones out of the Prophetes and Apostles.
The meaning of these wordes, He ascen∣ded into heauen.
Howe Christ being absent, is yet present.
Of the fruite of the ascension.
How the death, resurrection, ascension, and sitting of Christ at the right hand of GOD, make to the iustification of faith.
Of the second fruite of the ascension.
Of the thirde fruite.
He sitteth at the right hand of God the Fa∣ther Almightie.
Testimonies out of the Prophetes and A∣postles.
To what end sitting at the right hand of God the Father almightie is added to his as∣cension into heauen.
What the sitting at the right hand of God the Father is.
What fruite the faithfull receiue by that same sitting of Christ at the right hande of God, or rather by that exaltation of Christe in his kingdome and priesthood.
The second fruite whereof we be partakers by this exaltation of Christe in the priest∣hoode.
The thirde fruite.
The fourth fruite.
What the exaltation of Christ is in his kingdome, which is the other part of the sitting of Christ at the right hand of God.
What fruits, we are partakers of by the ex∣altation of Christ in his kingdome.
The second and the third fruite.
The thirde fruite.
From thence he shal come to iudge both the quicke and the deade.
Testimonies out of the Prophetes and Apostles.
Why this article is added vnto the former.
That the generall and last iudgement must of necessitie be, that we may bee armed a∣gainst those scorners, whome the holy Ghost hath foreshewed shoulde be, by Pe∣ter the Apostle in these last times,
Of the meaning of this Article.
Why the comming of Christ is not so feare∣ful vnto the faithful.
Howe we ought to make our selues rea∣die to iudgement.
THE THIRDE part of the Creede.
I beleeue in the holy Ghost.
Testimonies out of the Prophets and Apostles.
The meaning of this article.
The applying of this doctrine to the coue∣nant of grace.
How the holy Ghost is giuen, and howe we know whether we haue it or no.
THE FOVRTH PARTE OF the Creede.
I beleeue the holie Catholike Church, the communion of Saintes.
Testimonies out of the Prophetes and A∣postles.
What this part conteineth.
The meaning of these wordes, I beleeue the Catholike or vniuersal Church.
Why the Church is called Holy.
Why the Church is called Catholike.
Communion of Saintes.
Testimonies out of the Prophetes and A∣postles.
The meaning of these wordes.
I beleeue the forgiuenesse of sinnes.
Testimonies out of the Prophetes and A∣postles.
The meaning of this Article.
That sinne is forgiuen, not that it should not be, but that it should not be laide to our charge.
The resurrection of the flesh.
Testimonies out of the Prophets and Apo∣stles.
The meaning of this article.
That the dead aswell righteous as vnrigh∣teous must needes rise againe.
That the same bodies, which we beare here, shal rise againe.
And life euerlasting.
Testimonies out of the Prophetes and Apostles.
The meaning of this article.
The scope or vse of this Article.
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