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Mr. Danvers, Mr. Wills, p. 44. 5. 16. Most of the modern 1


Of some other passages sphich are by some quoted and pretended

to be to this purpose, but are not.
$. 1. Some are out of spurious books, lately forged, p. 1.
$. 2. Some nothing to the purpose, p. 2. 5. 3. Some wrested and
altered, p. 6. $. 4. Some not the author's own words, but con-
clusions unfairly drawn and set down as the author's words, p. S.
§. 5. Some absolutely false : instances of each of these sorts of
quotations, p. 9.

The opinions of modern learned men concerning the ancient practice

or omission of pedobaptism.
§. 1. They do almost all conclude, that it was the general
practice to baptize infants : some few think that this was not at
all practised at the first; and others, that it was at first held to
be indifferent, p. 12. $. 2. The opinion of Walafridus Strabo,
p. 13. $. 3. Of Ludovicus Vives, p. 16. §. 4. Of Curcellæus,
p. 17. $. 3. Of Rigaltius, p. 18. §. 6. Of bishop Jeremy
Taylor. He himself answered the arguments he had brought in
his Liberty of Prophesying against the antiquity of infant-
baptism, p. 22. $. 7. Of Dr. Barlow bishop of Lincoln, p. 27.
$. &. Of Bilius, and Salmasius, p. 28. $. 9. Of Hugo Grotius.
He was the anthor of the opinion, that it was held indifferent,
P-31. $. 10. Bishop Taylor also judges it to hare been account-
ed indifferent, p. 36. $. 1. Of Mr. Thorndyke, p. 37. $.12.
Of Mr. Daillé, p. 38. §. 13. Of Mr. Barter and some remon-
strants, p. 39. 1.14. Of Garner the Jesuit, p. 40. Of Boemus,
Macaire, and Dr. Holland, p. 41. $. 15. Of Mr. Tombes,

learned men that hare concluded infant-baptism to have been

either not from the beginning, or not universal, have been
brought to this concession by the instances of several ancients,
who are pretended to have been born of Christian parents, and

yet not baptized in infancy, p. 46.

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Vysen, and Ephraim Syrus, writing the passages of his life,

hare no such thing, p. 74. 4. The same man that baptized

him, did afterward give him ordination, p. 75.

Sect. VI. Of St. Gregory Nazianzen, p. 76.

He was not baptized in infancy, though probably born of baptized


şi. An account when he was baptized, p. ;6.

$. 2. His

father was not a Christian till the year 325, p. 77. $. 3. The old

account is that the son was born anno 300, which is contradict-

ed by Barcnius, p. 78. $. 4. Papebrochius resettles the old

sccount, and answers Baronius, p. 79. $. 5. A quotation out of

Gregory himself, that he was born after that his father was in

ordens p 82. §. 6. Some other reasons on each side examined,

PS4 $. 7. An inquiry when his sister Gorgonia and brother

Cesarius were baptized, p. 87.

Ssct. VII. Of Nectarius, p. 89.

. 1. He was elected bishop before he was baptized, p. 89.

6. 2. There is not the least pretence that his parents were

Christians p. 91.

Sect. VIII. Of St. Chrysostom, p. 91.

His parents were probably heathens at the time of his birth.

$. 1. Ancient historians do say they were, p. 91. §. 2. Grotius,
without giving any reason, atfirms the contrary, p. 92. $. 3.
Proof out of Sozomen, that Chrysostom himself was for some
time a beathen, p. 93. §. 4. Mr. Du Pin's quotations on this
subject examined, ibid.

Sect. IX. Of St. Ambrase, p. 97.

There is no account of his parents being Christians at the time

of his birth.

$. 1. He was chosen for bishop before he was baptized, p. 97.

6. 2. There is no proof that his parents were Christians at the

time of his birth, p. 98. $. 3. There is very probable proof from

his own words of the contrary, p. 100.

SECT. X. There is no proof to the contrary, but that St. Hicrome

was baptized in infancy, p. 100.

§. 1. Erasmus thought he was baptized at Rome, because he

Sect. XII. Of Monica, Adeodatus, Alipius, and some others.

They do none of them make instances to this purpose, p. 121.

f. 1. It is not known whether Monica were born of Christian

parents, and baptized in infancy, or of heathens, and baptized at

years of discretion, p. 120. $. 2. St. Austin was no Christian
when his son Adeodatus was born : as soon as he was baptized
himself, he got his son baptized, ibid. 5. 3. Alipius was a hea-
then first, and then a Christian, p. 122. §. 4. A reflection on
Mr. Delaune's quotations against infant-baptism, taken out of
Danvers, pp. 86. 123.


Of some heretics that denied all water-baptism : and of others

that gave baptism several times to the same person. The dis-

mute in the catholic church about rebaptizing. Of the Pau-

tianists, arhom the Nicene Fathers ordered to be baptized aner,

ý thy pould come into the church. The revenge which the

modern Paulianists take on those Fathers, by accusing them of

Tritheism. The falseness of that accusation, p. 135.

. 1. The Valentinians, some of them, renounced all external

baptism ; others profaned it by their alterations of the form, &c.

Tbeir several tenets concerning it out of Irenæus, p. 136.

6. 2. Quintilla preached at Cartbage in the second century,

that water-baptism is needless; faith alone is enough, p. 138.

6. 3. The Manichees beld, that baptism in water does nobody

any good, ibid. §. 4. The Messalians held the same, being a

distracted sort of people, p. 139. And so did the Ascodryti,

Archontici, and Seleucians, or Hermians, p. 141. $. 5. The Mar-

cionites of old, and the Muscovites of late, the only persons in

the world that ever owned formal anabaptism, or rebaptization

of the same person several times, p. 142. §. 6. The dispute

among the catholics, whether baptism given by heretics be ralid,

or must be reiterated. Baptism giren in the right form of words,

though by heretics, adjudged valid, p. 144. §. 7. The Pau.

Lianists excepted by the council of Sice from the number of he-

reties that were to have this privilege, p. 145. §. 8. The modern

Pauhianists do, in revenge, accuse the Nicene and other fathers

of Tritheism : and that they held not a numerical, but only a

specifical, unity of the divine essence, p. 146. $. 9. They per-

sist in affirming this as proved by Curcellæus, after that all

the instances produced by Curcellæus had been by bishop

Stillingtleet shewed to be mistakes. The open affront given by

Mr. Le Clerc to all the churches that own the Nicene creed,

P. 140. §. 10. The new instances they bring from Teriullian,

answered, p. 155. §. 11. And those they bring from Gregory

Nazianzen, p. 155. §. 12. The beresies of Praxeas, Noetus, and

Sabelijus on one side, and Philoponus on the other; and the

war the churchmen take to refute them ; do plainly shew that

the church held the numerical unity, p. 161. §. 13. St. Austin,

St. Hierome, St. Ambrose, &c. do express fully the numerical

anity of the essence: but these are blackened on other accounts,

P. 108. $. 14. The mischief brought on the credit of Christian

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