Of Vows (TWELVE ARTICLES)
We must now consider vows, whereby something is promised to God.
Under this head there are twelve points of inquiry:
A What is a vow?
A What is the matter of a vow?
A Of the obligation of vows;
A Of the use of taking vows;
A Of what virtue is it an act?
A Whether it is more meritorious to do a thing from a vow, than without a vow?
A Of the solemnizing of a vow;
A Whether those who are under another's power can take vows?
A Whether children may be bound by vow to enter religion?
A Whether a vow is subject to dispensation or commutation?
A Whether a dispensation can be granted in a solemn vow of continence?
A Whether the authority of a superior is required in a dispensation from a vow?