We have now to consider each sacrament specially: (1) Baptism; (2) Confirmation; (3) the Eucharist; (4) Penance; (5) Extreme Unction; (6) Order; (7) Matrimony.
Concerning the first, our consideration will be twofold: (1) of Baptism itself; (2) of things preparatory to Baptism.
Concerning the first, four points arise for our consideration: (1) Things pertaining to the sacrament of Baptism; (2) The minister of this sacrament; (3) The recipients of this sacrament; (4) The effect of this sacrament.
Concerning the first there are twelve points of inquiry:
A What is Baptism, Is it a washing?
A Of the institution of this sacrament;
A Whether water be the proper matter of this sacrament?
A Whether plain water be required?
A Whether this be a suitable form of this sacrament: "I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost"?
A Whether one could baptize with this form: "I baptize thee in the name of Christ?"
A Whether immersion is necessary for Baptism?
A Whether trine immersion is necessary?
A Whether Baptism can be reiterated?
A Of the Baptismal rite;
A Of the various kinds of Baptism;
A Of the comparison between various Baptisms.