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AN IMPARTIAL COLLECTION OF ALL PASSAGES
in the Writers of the Four First Centuries,
SEVERAL THINGS TO ILLUSTRATE THE SAID HISTORY.
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
The History of Infant Baptism,
AGAINST THE REFLECTIONS OF MR. GALE AND OTHERS.
Br W. WALL,
THE FOURTH EDITION;
IN THREE VOLUMES,
AND MARTIN ; J. PARKER, OXFORD; AND
DEIGHTON AND SONS, CAMBRIDGE.
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-
98 V. Of Heretics that denied Water-Baptism ; of
others that baptized the Person several
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
138 Opinions in anno 500, 600, 1000, and 1200, respecting unbaptized Infants
160 Argument of the Christian World with respect to baptized Infants
PART THE SECOND
OF SOME OTHER PASSAGES WHICH ARE CITED,
BUT ARE NOT.
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.