|Author:||Smith, Richard, 1566-1655.|
|Title:||A treatise of the sacrament of the confirmation wherein is shewed the necessary spirituall profit, and excellencie of this sacrament. Composed by W.R.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
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A treatise of the sacrament of the confirmation wherein is shewed the necessary spirituall profit, and excellencie of this sacrament. Composed by W.R.
Smith, Richard, 1566-1655.
Printed at Doway: By Gerard Pinchon, at the signe of the Coleyn, 1629.
W.R. = Richard Smith, Bp. of Chalcedon.
Errata on verso of I3, final page.
Some print faded and show-through and some pages stained.
Reproduction of original in the Cambridge University Library.
Confirmation -- Catholic church -- Early works to 1800.
THE PREFACE TO THE READER.
A TABLE OF THE CHAPTERS Contained in this Treatise.
OF THE NECESSITIE, SPIRITVALL PROFIT, AND EXCEL∣lencie of the Sacrent. of Confirmation.
CHAPTER. I. How it is certaine, that the Sa∣crament of Confirmation is ne∣cessarie, or not necessa∣rie: and how it is doubtfull.
CHAPTER. II. That it was the generall Custome of Christs Church euen from her beginning, that Chri∣stions should bee con∣firmed.
CHAPTER. III. That there was a Lawe or Com∣mandement in the Church of God, that Christians should bee confirmed.
CHAPTER. IIII. That there was an Ecclesiasticall precept of Confirmation, proued out of diuers other sayings of the holy Fathers.
CHAPTER. V. That in England Christians are bound to bee confirmed by an expresse Commaund of di∣uers Prouinciall Councells.
CHAPTER VI. The necess•tie of Confirmation proued by the authoritie of Diuines & Ca∣nonists.
CHAPTER. VII. Of the effects of Confirmation common to all that receiue it.
CHAPTER. VIII. Of the effects which Confirmation worketh in those that wor∣thily receiue it.
CHAPTER IX. Of the Prerogatiues of the Sacrament of Con∣firmation.
CHAPTER. X. What Ceremonies are required in the administration of the Sacrament of Con∣firmation.
CHAPTER. XI. What disposition is required in those that receiue the Sacrament of Con∣firmation.
CHAPTER. XII. How one may knowe whether hee hath worthily receiued the Sacrament of Con∣firmation.