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Author: Edward Beecher
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Beecher, Edward, 1803-1895.
Baptism.
New York, London, J. Wiley, 1849
(OCoLC)644634598
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Beecher
OCLC Number: 2587536
Description: xx, 342 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Part I --
Chapter I --
introduction-reasons for engaging anew in the discussion --
divisions of Christians and desirableness of unity --
God's mode of producing unity --
1. Statement of the case and the principles of investigation --
2. Causes of the disregard of these principles and the false positions to which this disregard has given rise --
3. Statement of the position to be proved --
four false positions --
the true position --
transition to the sense claimed --
4. Doctrine of probabilities --
law of mind and of language favor the transition alleged --
analogous transitions in other words --
5. Probabilities --
influence of the conquests of Alexander --
6. Probabilities from the subject --
use the word to describe the work of the holy spirit --
7. Philological principals --
the true nature of a cumulative argument --
8. A question about purifying --
9. Accordance of this view with the prophecies and the language of the New Testament --
10. Baptism of water and of the holy spirit contrasted by john --
11. Baptism of the holy spirit --
12. sacrificial sense --
Chapter II --
The import --
13. Mosaic purifications --
Heb. Ix.10 --
scope of the passage --
they relate to persons --
they are enjoyed --
no immersions of persons are enjoyed --
immersion of persons was not deemed important --
the immersions of things enjoyed in the law not referred to here --
immersions are not diverse, purifications are --
purification accords with the spirit of the passage --
14. Jewish purifications --
Mark vii. 4, 8, Luke xi. 38 --
the sense appropriate --
the context demands it --
immersion of couches absurd --
false principles of Dr. Carson --
statements of Prof. Riply and Dr. Gill devoid of force --
15. Purification by the ashes of a heifer --
means to purify --
the prepositions demands this sense --
no immersion was enjoined, but washing, and the essence of the rite was sprinkling --
means to wash, to clease, denotes washbasin for hands --
view of philo --
16. Judish xii.7, means to purify --
nature of the case demands it --
Dr. Carson admits that all the lexicographers and commentators are against him --
17. Relations to the system of writers --
current of probability all one way --
baptism of Paul, acts xxii --
16. Reference of peter to baptism 1 Peter iii --
21. Language of Josephus --
18. The fathers --
their authority --
appealed to merely to decide the usus loquendi --
19. Baptismal regeneration --
20. Denial of water baptism --
21. Patristic usage --
in speaking of the rite they often omit the idea immersion --
Part II --
Chapter I --
the import --
recapitulation of the argument --
22. Patristic practice --
bewildering and disturbing influence of patristic practice --
facts as to that practice --
23. False inferences --
philological opinions of the fathers inferred from their practice --
inference incorrect --
causes of the prevalence of immersion --
24. Decisive cases from the fathers called for --
25. Baptism of blood in the case of Christ --
views of the fathers, origin, Athanasius, Chrysostom, Gregory naz, theophylact, john of damascus --
26. Baptism of blood in the case of martyrs --
strong tendencies to desire martyrdom --
opinion as to its expiatory power --
to denote its purifying power --
origins, Chrysostom, Gregory naz, Augustine , petilianus --
causes of modern erroneous view --
opions of modern Greeks --
27. Principles as to co existent senses --
28. --
coincident facts --
relation of the rite to the forgiveness of sins --
works with which it is interchanged --
used for immersion --
when used in this sense an explanatory note needed --
general principles hence derived --
immersion never defended on philological grounds, caseof Cyprian --
baptism of the deluge and of the red sea, views of Augustine --
elias baptizing the wood, origins view of it --
reasons of Christ's baptism given by the fathers --
augustine's views --
baptism of the holy spirit --
opinions of the fathers on Hebrews ix 10 --
baptism of fire --
application of the old testament --
clinic baptism --
fitness of the idea purification to be the name of the rite and unfitness of the idea immersion --
immersion used figuratively denotes degregation and is not adapted to describe the work of the holy spirit --
Chapter II --
29. The importance of a correct interpretation of these passages --
requisites for union among Christians --
influence of these texts to prevent union --
opinion of critics --
confidence of the Baptists in them --
30. Points at issue, principles of writing --
31. Position to be proved --
32. Argument from the logical exigencies of romans vi. 3-4 --
theory of prof chase --
theory of dr. carson --
remark of mr. barnes --
the internal view alone logical --
33. Argument from the usus loquendi as to spiritual death, burial --
principles --
table of parallel analogies --
reason of the usage --
scripture proof --
true interpretation --
34. Argument from the congruity of the interpretation with the general system of truth --
verisimilitude --
incongruities --
35. Argument from the moral tendencies and effects of each mode of interpretation --
tendency of men to avoid self crucification and fall into formalism --
the external interpretation augments this tendency --
appeal to facts --
36. Ojection from authority considered --
appeal to authority here is illogical --
there has been a universal petito principii --
facts in the new testament as to internal and external baptism --
37. Apostolic practice considered --
causes of modern inflexible rigidity --
38. Final result --
three fundamental points of the discussion and the decision on each --
result of the whole as to the mode of purification enjoyed from Christian liberty --
unity on the Baptist grounds impossible --
Part III --
Chapter I --
God's providence with reference to the Baptist controversy --
two systems in conflict --
39. Present position of the Baptists --
their power as a denomination --
logical result of their principles --
40. Inferences from the opposite system --
other denominations defended against the charges of the Baptists --
charges of the Baptists retorted against themselves --
41. Translation of the bible --
to transfer words is not to mistranslate --
how the sense of such words can be fixed --
42. Commandments of men --
the Baptist demand is merely the commandment of men --
43. State of controversy --
44. Dr. Carson's rhetoric --
influence --
45. Dr. Carson's logic --
46. Dr. Carson's system and canons --
47. My principles --
48. True statement of my principles --
five points stated --
true issue between dr. carson and me --
49. Dr. carson's course, and his objectives --
answer to the case of columbo bridge --
50. Appeal to facts --
Clemens Alexandrius --
Justin Martyr 51. Dr. Carson's principles subvert themselves --
52. Cases --
53. Other cases --
passage from Proclus --
55. Definitions --
56. Proof from the use of prepositions --
57. Argument cumulative --
58. Dr. Carson's canons cannot weaken it --
Chapter II --
59. Reasons for further notice of dr. carson --
eulogies of dr. Carson --
dr. carson the great Baptist of the age --
causes of his power as a leader --
60. Dr. Carson's remarks on the patristic argument --
moral character of his last statement --
61. Additional facts in refutation --
grossness of Dr. Carson's error --
62. Other errors of Dr. Carson --
63. General view of patristic uses --
general view applied --
uses of prepositions --
65. Commission to baptize --
66. Dr. Carson's dissertion --
his effort to settle the question --
67. Dr. Carson's attact on the biblical argument repelled --
summary of the argument --
dr. carson's whole process illogical --
vindication of the argument baptism of the holy spirit --
dr. carson's lesson in rhetoric --
sacrificial purification --
divers baptisms --
true translation of the passage --
baptism of couches and ashes of heifer --
baptism of paul --
baptism of the flood --
Cyprian --
68. Dr. Carson's reply to the argument from the fathers --
false statement of facts --
true character of my argument --
original nonsense --
69. Result --
70. Conclusion --
position of the Baptists dishonorable to God, injurious themselves, and the church --
no higher duty than to bring this controversy to a close --
to terminate it possible --
obstacles to such a result --
the responsibility rests on learned scholars and leading minds --
recommendations of the view advocated by this work --
Part IV --
Chapter I --
71. State of controversy --
the true issue --
facts in the case --
dr. carson's course is a confession of defeat --
72. Philosophy of dr. carson's second reply --
his high reputation in England, Scotland, and Ireland --
73. American Baptist publication society --
74. Motives to reply to dr. carson --
75. Outline of Dr. Carson's second reply --
76. Question concerning principles --
77. Additional exposure of Dr. carson --
78. Begging the question --
79. My principles vindicated --
Dr. Carson agitated and confused --
80. Argument from prepositions stated at large --
81. Dr. Carson's magnanimity --
82. Dr. Carson's first alleged mode of solving all my questions from the fathers --
the theory is false and insufficient if true --
83. Dr. Carson's second mode of solution --
abandons the ground of the first theory --
taking the word emblem in its true sense the theory is false --
secondary sense of the word --
second theory insufficient --
84. Dr. Carson's self-contradiction --
he makes assertions for effect --
85. Dr. Carson's ignorance of Cyprian's use of loquendi --
mistranslation of Cyprian --
other errors --
86. Dr. Carson's insinuations --
refutation --
Chapter II --
87. Point at issue --
88. Analysis and classification of Dr. Carson' assertions --
Four irrelevant assertions --
two draw false inferences from historical facts --
three already answered --
one an argument against himself --
the rest not to his purpose --
89. Second class of assertions --
90. Assertions as to Justine Martyr --
importance of Justin's testimony --
justin's description of baptism --
dialogue with trypho the jew --
91. Dr. Carson's demonstration --
92. Argument from Tertullian and Chrysostom --
93. Trine immersion --
94. Appeal to Jerome and Cyprian --
dr. carson's stange assertion --
95. Cuase of Dr. Carson's delustion and notice of Dr. Sears --
96. Baptism of holy spirit --
paul testifies against it --
the antithesis prevents it --
Dr. Carson's lesson in rhetoric of no avail --
97. Dr. Carson's candor --
98. Dr. Carson's bad spirit --
99. Dr. Carson's frst series of attacks on my competency as a scholar --
100. Second series of attacks --
dr. carson's aim in such a course --
assault on the statement as to taking away the right to think others wrong --
he charges me falsely with trying to proce my point by recommendations --
he tries to rebut the assertion as to the inconvenience of immersion --
he assails me for declaring my view liberal, free, reasonable, and fit --
he assails the remarks as to the formalism, arrogance, and exclusion to which immersion adds --
he ridicules the statement that this view is adequate to harmonize the church --
remarks as to capacity of proof --
Dr. Carson's reasons for assailing my competency in his own words --
conclusion.
Responsibility: by Edward Beecher, D.D.

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