Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
TP: Treatise On The Sacraments
Q[66] Of The Sacrament Of Baptism
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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[1] What is Baptism, Is it a washing?

A[2] Of the institution of this sacrament;

A[3] Whether water be the proper matter of this sacrament?

A[4] Whether plain water be required?

A[5] 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[6] Whether one could baptize with this form: "I baptize thee in the name of Christ?"

A[7] Whether immersion is necessary for Baptism?

A[8] Whether trine immersion is necessary?

A[9] Whether Baptism can be reiterated?

A[10] Of the Baptismal rite;

A[11] Of the various kinds of Baptism;

A[12] Of the comparison between various Baptisms.