Holy Baptism, a Dissertation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...of lay-baptism in the Catholic Church; and I shall then proceed to consider, in the next chapter, the same question with regard to the church of England, at the period immediately succeeding the reformation, and as her ritual stands at present. The first direct authority in favour of lay-baptism, is Tertullian. I have already quoted a part of this passage, but it will be well now to repeat it in connexion with what follows. "Dandi baptismum quidem habet jus summus sacerdos, qui est episcopus: dehinc presbyteri et diaconi; non tamen sine episcopi auctoritate, propter ecclesiae honorem, quo salvo, salva pax est. Alioquin etiam laicis jus est, quod enim ex aequo accipitur, ex aequo dari potest, nisi episcopi jam, aut presbyteri, aut diaconi vocantur discentes; Domini sermo non debet abscondi ab ullo. Proinde et baptismus, aeque Dei census, ab omnibus exerceri potest: sed quanto magis laicis disciplina verecundiae et modestiae incumbit? cum ea majoribus competant, ne sibi adsumant dicatum episcopis officium episcopatus. iEmulatio, schismatum mater est. Omnia licere dixit sanctissimus apostolus, sed non omnia expedire. Sufficiat scilicet, in necessitatibus utaris, sicubi, aut loci, aut temporis, aut personae conditio compellit. Tunc enim constantia succurrentis excipitur, cum urget circumstantia periclitantis. Quoniam reus erit perditi hominis, si supersederit praestare quod libere potuit."81 of a deacon to baptize." The was then taken by the bishops, to addition inserted at the last Re-return as much as possible to the view, in 1662, " in the absence of ancient rules and practices of the the priest," is another among the Church. many instances of the care which The acknowledged peculiarities of Tertullian's opinions on...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236532558