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AN IMPARTIAL COLLECTION OF ALL PASSAGES

in the Writers of the Four First Centuries,
AS MAKE FOR OR AGAINST IT ;

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The History of Infant Baptism,

AGAINST THE REFLECTIONS OF MR. GALE AND OTHERS.

BY W. WALL,
VICAR OF SHOREHAM, IN KENT,

THE FOURTH EDITION;
WITH THE AUTHOR'S LAST CORRECTIONS.

IN THREE VOLUMES,

VOL. II.

LOND'an:
PRINTED FOR · F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON; J. NUNN; J. CUTIEL! ;
J. HATCHARD; OGLES, DUNCAN, AND COCHRAN; W. OTRIDGE;

"R, PRIESTLEY ; SIMPKIN AND MARSHALL; RODWELL

AND MARTIN

1. PARKER

OXFORD: AND

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CONTENT S.

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VOLUME II.

78

PAGE CHAPTER I. Some Passages cited ; but not to the Purpose 1

II. Opinions of learned Men concerning ancient

Practice or Omission of Pædobaptism 10 III. Of those who are said to be born of Christian

Parents, and not baptized till of Man's Age 36 Of Constantine and Constantius

39 Of Gratian and Valentinian the Second

46 Of St. Basil

56 Of St. Gregory Nazianzen

59 Of Nectarius

69 Of St. Chrysostom

71 Of St. Ambrose

75 Of St. Hierom Of St. Austin

90 IV. Church of the Ancient Britons ; the Nova

tians, Donatists, who were thought Anti-
pædobaptists; - Of the Arians

98 V. Of Heretics that denied Water-Baptism ; of

others that baptized the Person several
Times ; Dispute concerning rebaptizing ;
of the Paulianists, &c.

104
Dispute among the Catholics whether Bap-
tism by Heretics be valid

111 The Nicene Fathers accused of Tritheism 114 The Mischief brought on the Credit of the Christian Religion

131 VI. Opinions of the Antients concerning the Fu

ture State of Infants, or those who die
unbaptized

138 Opinions in anno 500, 600, 1000, and 1200, respecting unbaptized Infants

160 Argument of the Christian World with respect to baptized Infants

170

THE

HISTORY

OF

INFANT BAPTISM,

PART THE SECOND

CHAPTER 1.*

OF SOME OTHER PASSAGES WHICH ARE CITED,
AND PRETENDED TO BE TO THIS PURPOSE,

BUT ARE NOT.
THE

passages produced in the First Part, are all that I have met with in authors that wrote in the four first centuries ; saving that in St. Austin's works there are, as I said, a great many more ; but all to the same purpose.

In some collections of this nature I have seen several other quotations, pretended to be out of the authors within the said term; - but they are either,

1. Out of such books as are now discovered to be forgeries of late years; or, 2. They are nothing to the purpose; or,

3. Wrested and altered by those that cite them to another sense than what they carry in the authors themselves; or,

4. Such wherein the author does not say that for

* The Rey. Mr. Wall, in the following part of his Work, has accommodated his dates to the Years after the Apostles, instead of fixing them to the Years of our Lord. The dates, therefore, which occur [between crotchets) are to be understood as years after the time of the Apostles; but where two dates are inserted, the first refers to the Year of Christ, and the second to the Year after the Apostles. YOL. II.

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