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Hickes, George. The case of infant-baptism, in five questions ... London: Printed for Tho. Basset ... Benj. Tooke ... & F. Gardiner, 1683. Small 4to.  ff., 106 pp. (without the errata leaf). $200.00
The five questions that Hickes (1642-1715), a bishop of the nonjuring Church of England, proposes are: " I. Whether infants are uncapable of baptism? II. Whether infants are excluded from baptism by Christ? III. Whether it is lawful to seperate [sic] from a church, which appointeth infants to be baptised? IV. Whether it be the duty of Christian parents to bring their children unto baptism? V. Whether it is lawful to communicate with believers, who were baptized in their infancy?"
Also printed here is a "Letter of Mr. Philpot, to a friend of his, prisoner the same time in Newgate, wherein is debated and discussed the matter or question of infants to be baptized" (pp. 92-106). Philpot (1516-55) was a Protestant martyr who was burned at the stake in December 1555.
ESTC R20815; Wing (rev. ed.) H1842. 19th-century quarter black leather with red paper sides. Binding discolored and a it worn. Ex-library with perforation stamps, With the advertisement leaf but lacking the errata one. Bookplate and charge pocket removed. A good, solid copy. (27920) Please RESHELVE This.
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