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Translated by the Rev. C.A. Heurtley, D.D., the Lady
Margaret's Professor of Divinity in the University of
Oxford, and Canon of Christ Church


  1. The Object of the Following Treatise
  2. A General Rule for distinguishing the Truth of the Catholic Faith from the Falsehood of Heretical Pravity
  3. What is to be done if one or more dissent from the rest
  4. The evil resulting from the bringing in of Novel Doctrine shown in the instances of the Donatists and Arians
  5. The Example set us by the Martyrs, whom no force could hinder from defending the Faith of their Predecessors
  6. The example of Pope Stephen in resisting the Iteration of Baptism
  7. How Heretics, craftily cite obscure passages in ancient writers in support of their own novelties
  8. Exposition of St. Paul's Words, Gal. i
  9. His warning to the Galatians a warning to all
  10. Why Eminent Men are permitted by God to become Authors of Novelties in the Church
  11. Examples from Church History, confirming the words of Moses,-- Nestorius, Photinus, Apollinaris
  12. A fuller account of the Errors of Photinus, Apollinaris and Nestorius
  13. The Catholic Doctrine of the Trinity and the Incarnation explained
  14. Jesus Christ: Man in Truth, not in Semblance
  15. The Union of the Divine with the Human Nature took place in the very Conception of the Virgin
  16. Recapitulation of what was said of the Catholic Faith and of divers Heresies, Chapters xi-xv
  17. The Error of Origen a great Trial to the Church
  18. Tertullian -- a great Trial to the Church
  19. What we ought to learn from these Examples
  20. The Notes of a true Catholic
  21. Exposition of St. Paul's Words. -- 1 Tim. vi. 20
  22. A more particular Exposition of 1 Tim. vi. 20
  23. On Development in Religious Knowledge
  24. Continuation of the Exposition of 1 Tim. vi. 20
  25. Heretics appeal to Scripture that they may more easily succeed in deceiving
  26. Heretics, in quoting Scripture, follow the example of the Devil
  27. What Rule is to be observed in the Interpretation of Scripture
  28. In what Way, on collating the consentient opinions of the Ancient Masters, the Novelties of Heretics may be detected and condemned
  29. Recapitulation
  30. The Council of Ephesus
  31. The Constancy of the Ephesine Fathers in driving away Novelty and maintaining Antiquity
  32. The zeal of Celestine and Sixtus, bishops of Rome, in opposing Novelty
  33. The Children of the Catholic Church ought to adhere to the Faith of their Fathers and die for it