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Sect. I. The Fragments of the Creed in Irenæus.--2. The Creed of Origen.
-3. The Fragments of the Creed in Tertullian.-4. The Fragments of
Sect. 1. The Errors and Pretences of the Romanists upon this Point.-
2. This Discipline not strictly observed in the very first Ages of the
That they do not universally denote immersion.-10. Of some other
chontici.-3. And the Seleucians and Hermians.-4. And Manichees
Of the ancient form of Baplism: and of such Heretics as
altered or corrupted it.
were anciently allowed to be baptised. Where particularly
Sect. 1. Why the question about the Administrators of Baptism is here
omitted.-2. Who were anciently reckoned the proper subjects of Bap-
tism. Where of the corrupt Custom of baptising inanimate things, as
Bells in the Roman Church.-3. Baptism not to be given to the dead.
4. Nor to the Living for the Dead. Where of the Apostles meaning,
of being baptised for the Dead, 1 Cor. xv. 29.-5. Proofs of Infant-
Baptism from the ancient records of the Church.—6. From Clemens
Romanus and Hermes Pastor.–7. From Justin Martyr.–8. And the
Author ofthe Recognitions, contemporary with Justin Martyr.-9. From
Irenæus.-10. And Tertullian.m]l. And Origen.-12. And Cyprian, with
the Council of Carthage under him.-13. Infant-Baptism not to be de-
layed to the eighth day, after the example of Circumcision. Nor till
three Years, as Gregory Nazianzen would have had it.- 14. Yet in
some Churches it was deferred to the Time of an approaching Festival.-
15. A resolution of some questions concerning Infant-Baptism. Whether
children might be baptised, when only one Parent was Christian ?-
16. Whether the Children of excommunicated Parents might be bap-
tised ?-17. Whether exposed Children, whose Parents were unknown,
might be baptised ?-18. Whether the Children of Jews or Heathens
might be baptised in any Case whatsoever ?–19. Whether Children,
born while their Parents were Heathen, might be baptised.
Covenant of Obedience to Christ.-7. This Vow of Obedience made
Sect. 1. The Consecration of the Water made by Prayer.-2. An an-
cient Form of this Prayer in the Constitutions, -- 3. The Sign of the
Cross used in this Consecration.-4. The Effects and Change wrought
by this Consecration, the same as in the Bread and Wine is the Èu-
charist.-5. How far these prayers of Consecration reckoned necessary
in the Church.