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Author: Saravia, Adrien, 1530-1612.
Title: D. Sarauia. 1. Of the diuerse degrees of the ministers of the gospell. 2. Of the honor vvhich is due vnto the priestes and prelates of the church. 3. Of sacrilege, and the punishment thereof. The particular contents of the afore saide Treatises to be seene in the next pages.
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Print source: D. Sarauia. 1. Of the diuerse degrees of the ministers of the gospell. 2. Of the honor vvhich is due vnto the priestes and prelates of the church. 3. Of sacrilege, and the punishment thereof. The particular contents of the afore saide Treatises to be seene in the next pages.
Saravia, Adrien, 1530-1612.

London: Printed by Iohn VVolfe, and are to be sold by Iohn Perin at the signe of the Angell in Paules Church-yard, 1591.
Alternate titles: De diversis ministrorum evangelii gradibus. English De diversis ministrorum evangelii gradibus. D. Saravia. 1. Of the diverse degrees of the ministers of the gospell. 2. Of the honor which is due unto the priestes and prelates of the church. 3. Of sacrilege, and the punishment thereof.
A translation of: Saravia, Adrien. De diversis ministrorum gradibus.
In three books, each with caption title.
Reproduction of the original in the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Subject terms:
Episcopacy -- Early works to 1800.
Clergy -- Office -- Early works to 1800.
Sacrilege -- Early works to 1800.

title page
The Contents.
To the Reader.
TO THE MOST RE∣uerend father in Christ, John by the pro∣uidence of God Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of al England, and Metrapolitane. To the renovvmed and most honored Heroicke, Sir Christopher Hat∣ton, Knight of the most noble order of the Garter, and high Chauncellour of England. As also to the noble and right ho∣norable, Sir William Cecill, Baron of Burghley, Knight of the most noble order of the Garter, and high Treasurer of England, of her Maiesties most Honorable priuy Counsell, my very good Lordes, true felicity.
TO THE GODLIE AND Faithfull Ministers of the Church of Christ, throughout the Low-countries, my brethren beloued in the Lord.
To the curteous Reader.
Doctor Sarauia, of the diuers degrees of Ministers.
What the Ministery of the Gospell is, and what bee the partes thereof. Chap. I.
Of ordinary and extraordinary calling to the Ministery. Chap. II.
Of the twelue Apostles. Chap. III.
Of the seuenty Disciples. Chap. IIII.
Of Prophets. Chap. V.
That the names and titles of Apostles, Euangelists, and Pro∣phets, were giuen also vnto other Pastors and Doctors of the Church. CHAP. VI.
Of Deacons. Chap. VII.
That the churches in their beginnings, had no Bishops & El∣ders, besides the Apostles themselues, and their fellow-labou∣rers. CHAP. VIII.
Of Priests, or Pastors, and Bishops. Chap. IX.
Of two diueas degrees of Pastors. Chap. X.
That the doctrine of the Apostles acknowledgeth no annuarie Elders, to Rule onely in the Church, and not to Teach. Chap. XI.
The place of Ambrose expounded. Chap. XII.
That place of Paule expounded, in his first to Timothie, the fift chapter, What it is to labour in the worde and doctrine. Chap. XIII.
That that order is of God, which appoynteth superior Elders, Bishops. And that but of man, where all Pastors and Elders are alike. Chap. XIIII.
That our Sauiour by no statute repealed the supereminent au∣thority of Pastors among themselues. Chap. XV.
That the forme of the Apostles gouernment, did not end with the death of the Apostles. Chap. XVI.
That the commandement, To preach the gospell vnto all nations, (the Apostles beeing now receiued vp into heauen) doth in like manner bind the Church: to the which the Au∣thoritie Apostolique, is also requisite. Chap. XVII.
That the Apostolike authoritie is as necessarie for the con∣seruing and confirming, as for the founding and first plan∣ting of Churches. Chap. XVIII.
By the testimonie of Eusebius his Ecclesiasticall historie the former chapiter is confirmed. Chap. XIX.
That the authoritie of Bishops ouer Priests or Elders is appro∣ued by the consent of the Churches throughout the whole world. Chap. XX.
That Bishops are ordained by a diuine institution and Apo∣lique tradition. Chap. XXI.
That it was the opinion of Aerius, That there is no diffe∣rence betweene a Bishop and a Priest: which was condemned for an Heresie by the Fathers. Chap. XII.
Hierom his opinion confuted. Chap. XXII.
Of one Bishop in one Diocesse. Chap. XXIIII.
Of the names of Patriarchs, Archbishops, & Metropolitans. Chap. XXV.
Of Doctors. Chap. XXVI.
The second Booke. Of the honour which is due vnto Prelats and Elders in the Church.
Chap. I. That by a certaine law of Nature among all nations, the Pre∣sidents of Religion were esteemed worthie great honour.
Chap. II. How great the reuerence of Priests hath beene among all Na∣tions.
CHAP. III. What the honour of the Priest-hoode was among the people of God.
Chap. IIII. Of that double honour which is due vno those Elders which rule wel, and the arguments of those that hold the contrarie.
Chap. V. An aunswere to the arguments of the former chapter.
Chap. VI. That the honour which is giuen to the Pastors of Christ his Church, is ioined with a certaine Religion towards God.
CHAP. VII. Certaine other reasons confuted, and the truth confirmed by manie testimonies of Scripture.
Chap. VIII. That the good examples of our fore-fathers, prescribe a lawe to their successors.
CHAP. IX. That the oblations of Christians, are part of Gods worship.
CHAP. X. An answere to certaine obiections: the which it is confirmed by that the ministers of the gospel are worthy no lesse honor then were the priests of old among the people of God.
CHAP. XI. The iudgement of the Fathers concerning the oblations of the faithfull.
CHAP. XII. That the church had no small reuenues, and certaine places in the which they did celebrate their assemblies, before the time of Constantine.
Chap. XIII. A distinction of Church goods.
Chap. XIII That the Pastors of churches are not maintained of almes, but of the due reward of their labours.
Chap. XV. Of those Lands which are held in fee, and haue annexed with them anie ciuill authoritie and iurisdiction.
Chap. XVI. That Bishops and other Pastors of the Church, are not forbid∣den to be Lords of fees, & sometimes to vndertake secular and ciuill charges.
Chap. XVII. What a fee is, and what are the conditions thereof.
Chap. XVIII. A distinction of Fees.
Chap. XIX. An aunswere to the obiection, That ciuil iurisdiction, out∣ward pompe and honors which are annexed with these fees, doe not agree with the simplicity of the Euangelike ministery.
CHAP. XX That it is lawfull for Bishops to heare ciuil causes, and to deter∣mine vpon them.
Chap. XXI. An exposition of that place of Luke, in the two and twentith chapter.
Chap. XXII. That the Pastors of the Church, for the necessitie of the Com∣mon-wealth, may attend some times vpon worldlie affairs.
CHAP. XXIII. That diuerse functions are not confounded, albeit vndertaken of one man.
Chap. XXIIII. That Dauid and Solomon vsed the aide of Priestes and Le∣uits in ciuill affaires.
Chap. XXV. Theyr error confuted, that thinke no ciuill affaires of the common wealth ought to be committed to the Bishops and Pastors of the Church.
CHAP. XXVI. Where the Church is the Common-wealth, the same man as Bishop, may take charge of the Church for the Lorde Iesus, and render fealtie and obeisance to the King, as one that holdeth by faith and homage.
CHAP. XXVII. An other argument against the donation of fees confuted.
Chap. XXVIII. Of the honorable titles which are giuen vnto Bishops.
Chap. XXIX. Of the Bishop familie and retinue.
CHAP. XXX. Whether it be better for Ministers to liue of the stipends of the Magistrate, or of the oblations of the faithfull.
Chap. XXXI. The stipendaries cald to accompt and confuted.
Chap. XXXII. Certaine reasons why Stipendaries are disprooued.
The third Booke. Of Sacrilege, and the punishment thereof.
Chap. I. That donations are made firme to Churches by the same lawes, by virtue whereof other Cittizens hold their possessions.
Chap. II. What Sacrilegeis.
Chap. III. The reasons with the which they commonly excuse their Sa∣crilege.
Chap. IIII. An answere to the arguments of the former chapter.
CHAP. V. A distinction of those Church-goods, which the Church of Rome possesseth at this day.
CHAP. VI That the goods of Monks are not all of one kind.
Chap. VII. That it is an other thing to come from Paganisme to Christia∣nity, then to come from Popery, or some other heresie.
Chap. VIII. How gracious and inble the sin of sacrilege is.
Chap. IX. Certaine examples of Gods vengeance against Sacrilege.