The late 18th century saw an emergence of Baptist churches in New England. They were viewed as a threat doctrinally, as many were "general" baptists, and therefore not in conformity to the Westminster Confession on soteriology; reputationally, as their evangelistic efforts were often in the mode of the New Lights, pre-camp-meeting style; and practically, as emerging Baptist Congregations were bringing suit against parishes for their part of the church tax.
Classic defense of infant baptism by one of the most influential preachers of the day.
Nathanael Emmons. Sprinkling the Proper Mode, and Infants Proper Subjects, of Christian Baptism; Illustrated in a Sermon, Preached September 7th, MDCCXCIV. Worcester, MA. Leonard Worcester, 1795. 50pp.
Inscribed at the title to the Revd Mr. Brockway [Rev Diodate Brockway, 1776-1849].
No copies on the market. Textually complete and good; removed from a larger sammelband with the attending residue on spine and abrasion to inner margin at the first and last leaf. Some light toning and foxing.