Though unlikely to have been written by Athanasius, this statement of faith bears the hallmarks of his strong Trinitarian theology and focus on the Person of Christ.
This statement of faith, first mentioned in 390 by Ambrose, is a summary of the gospel from the early Church, though unlikely to have originated with any of the Apostles.
The Nicene Creed (technically the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed) is the result of two early Church councils in 325 and 381. It is the only authoritative ecumenical statement accepted by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglican, and major Protestant denominations.
This 1563 work was designed to teach the faith through questions and answers which soaked the people in scripture.