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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
the Creed in Cyprian.–5. The Creed of Gregory Thaumaturgus.-6.
The Creed of Lucian the Martyr.-7. The Creed of the Apostolical Con-
stitutions.-8. The Creed of Jerusalem.-9. The Creed of Cæsarea in
Palestine.-10. The Creed of Alexandria.-11. The Creed of Antioch.
- 12. The Roman Creed, commonly called the Apostles' Creed.-13. The
Creed of Aquileia.--14. The Nicene Creed, as first published by the
Council of Nice.-15. The Creeds in Epiphanius, completing the Nicene
Creed.-16. The Nicene Creed was completed by the Council of Con-
stantinople, Anno 381.–17. Of the use of the Nicene Creed in the An-
cient service of the Church : and when it was first taken in to be a part
of the Liturgy in the Communion-Office.--18. Of the Athanasian Creed.

sight and knowledge of the Catechumens.

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

Of the several names and appellations of Baptism in the

Primitire Church.

Sect. I. The names of Baptism most commonly taken from the Spiritual

Effects of it.--2. Hence Baptism called Indulgentia, Indulgence or

Absolution.-3. And Ilalıyyevedia, Regeneration ; and Xploua, the

Unction.-4. And wriouds, Illumination.–5. And Salus, Salvation.

6. From the Nature and Substance of it, it was called Mysterium, Sacra-

mentum, and Eqpayis.-7. And Character Dominicus, the mark or

character of the Lord.-8. Why called the Sacrament of Faith and

Repentance.-9. The notation of the names, Baptism, Tinction, Laver.

That they do not universally denote immersion.-10. Of some other
names given to Baptism. The great Circumcision, Awpov and Xápioua,
the gifi of the Lord, Viaticum, and Phylacterium, Tèneiwors, Múnois,
and Symbola.

CHAP. II.

of the matter of Baptism: with an account of such Heretics

as rejected or corrupted Baptism by Water.

Sect. 1. Baptism wholly rejected by the Heretics called Ascodrutæ, and

Marcosians, and Valentinians, and Quintillians.-2. And by the Ar-
were anciently allowed to be baplised. Where particularly

chontici.-3. And the Seleucians and Hermians.-4. And Manichees
and Paulicians.—5. What opinion the Messalians or Euchites had of
Baptism.

of the ancient form of Baplism: and of such Heretics as

altered or corrupted it.

of Infant-Baptism.

Sect. I. 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, I 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.-11. 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-Baptisın. 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.

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