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An Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed (Classic Reformed Theology, Vol. 2)


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Olevianus’ Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed is a collection of sermons he preached on the basic articles of the Christian faith. It serves as a reminder that the Reformed tradition did not see itself as separate from the universal church, though it was principally opposed to Rome. Rather, Olevianus and his tradition argue for a Reformed catholicity rooted in the ancient confession of the church.

This new translation by Lyle D. Bierma, along with R. Scott Clark’s historical introduction, will benefit both scholarly and general readers. Charged with federal language, An Exposition explains the Christian faith as the believer’s fellowship with God in the covenant of grace. It claims it is significant for its contribution to the development of Reformed covenantal theology. In addition to exhibiting its historical value within the Reformed tradition, readers will be “directed,” as Olevianus had intended, “toward edification in true and sound piety.”

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  • Explores the Reformed heritage through the sermons of Olevianus
  • Offers context with a detailed biographical introduction
  • Provides a glimpse into the beginning of the Reformed tradition
  • Describes faith as fellowship with God within the covenant of grace
  • The First Part of the Creed
    • I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth
    • I Believe in God the Father, in His Only Begotten Son, and in the Holy Spirit
    • God the Father
    • Almighty
    • Creator of Heaven and Earth
  • The Second Part of the Creed
    • And in Jesus Christ
    • Christ
    • His Only Begotten Son
    • Our Lord
    • Conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary
    • Suffered under Pontious Pilate
    • Was Crucified
    • Died
    • Was Buried
    • He Descended into Hell
    • The Third Day He Rose Again from the Dead
    • He Ascended into Heaven
    • He Is Seated at the Right Hand of God the Father Almighty
    • From There He Will Come to Judge the Living and the Dead
  • The Third Part of the Creed
    • I Believe in the Holy Spirit
  • The Fourth Part of the Creed
    • I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints
    • The Communion of Saints
    • I Believe in . . . the Forgiveness of Sins
    • The Resurrection of the Body
    • And the Life Everlasting
Caspar Olevianus is a significant theologian and his exposition of the creed places him firmly in the great tradition of the church. Pre-eminent authorities on Olevianus, Clark and Bierma have combined to provide a wider readership access to this important source of our Reformed heritage. Clark’s detailed biographical introduction effectively sets the work in context, while Bierma’s excellent and readable translation is a welcome addition to the corpus of classic Reformed texts available in English.

Robert Letham, director of research, Wales Evangelical School of Theology

  • Title: An Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed
  • Author: Caspar Olevian
  • Series: Classic Reformed Theology
  • Volume: 2
  • Publisher: Reformation Heritage
  • Print Publication Date: 2009
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 190
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Apostles’ Creed; Reformed Church › Catechisms--Early works to 1800; Reformed Church › Doctrines--Early works to 1800
  • ISBNs: 9781601780744, 1601780745
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-01-23T22:15:26Z

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Casper Olevianus (1536–1587) was a leading German Reformed theologian and organizer of the Reformed Church in the Palatinate.


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