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Service by Promise

OF VOWS 1We must now consider vows, whereby something is promised to God. Under this head there are twelve points of inquiry:

  1. What is a vow?
  2. What is the matter of a vow?
  3. Of the obligation of vows;
  4. Of the use of taking vows;
  5. Of what virtue is it an act?
  6. Whether it is more meritorious to do a thing from a vow, than without a vow?
  7. Of the solemnizing of a vow;
  8. Whether those who are under another's power can take vows?
  9. Whether children may be bound by vow to enter religion?
  10. Whether a vow is subject to dispensation or commutation?
  11. Whether a dispensation can be granted in a solemn vow of continence?
  12. Whether the authority of a superior is required in a dispensation from a vow?


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