See also:nonconformist divine, was
See also:born in 1628 at Kingsteignton, in Devonshire, where his
See also:father was
See also:vicar . In 1647 he was entered at Magdalen
See also:Oxford, where he took his B.A. degree in 1649, and M.A. in 1652 . In 165o he was made
See also:fellow and tutor of his college . He remained some years at Oxford, discharging actively the duties of tutor, and was in 1657 appointed as preacher in Winchester
See also:cathedral . In 1662 he refused to submit to the
See also:Act of Uniformity, and was ejected . He became tutor to the sons of
See also:Lord Wharton, whom he accompanied to the
See also:Protestant college of
See also:Caen, in
See also:Normandy, returning to England in 1665 . The latter portion of his
See also:life he passed in
See also:London as assistant to
See also:John Rowe, an
See also:minister who had
See also:charge of an important
See also:church in
See also:Holborn; Gale succeeded Rowe in 1677, and died in the following
See also:year . His
See also:work, The
See also:Court of the Gentiles, which appeared in parts in 1669, 1671 and 1676, is a
See also:strange storehouse of
See also:miscellaneous philosophical learning . It resembles the Intellectual
See also:System of
See also:Cudworth, though much inferior to that work both in general construction and in fundamental idea . Gale's endeavour (based on a hint of
See also:Grotius in De veritate, i . 16) is to prove that the whole philosophy of the Gentiles is a distorted or mangled
See also:reproduction of Biblical truths . Just as Cudworth referred the Dennocritean
See also:doctrine of atoms to Moses as the
See also:original author, so Gale tries to show that the various systems of Greek thought may be traced back to Biblical
See also:sources .
Like so many of the learned
See also:works of the 17th century, the Court of the Gentiles is chaotic and unsystematic, while its erudition is rendered almost valueless by the
See also:absence of any critical discrimination . His other writings are: A True Idea of
See also:Jansenism (1669); Theophil, or a Discourse of the
See also:Saint's Amitie with
See also:God in Christ (1671) ; Anatomie of Infidelitie (1672) ; Idea theologiae (1693); Philosophic generalis (1676) .
THOMAS GALE (?1636-17o2)
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