We have now to consider things that are preparatory to Baptism: and (1) that which preceded Baptism, viz. Circumcision, (2) those which accompany Baptism, viz. Catechism and Exorcism.
Concerning the first there are four points of inquiry:
A Whether circumcision was a preparation for, and a figure of, Baptism?
A Its institution;
A Its rite;
A Its effect.