See also:English divine, archbishop of
See also:York, was
See also:born on the 11th of
See also:February 1819 at
See also:Cumberland . He was educated at
See also:Shrewsbury and at
See also:Oxford, of which he became a
See also:scholar . He took his B.A. degree in 184o, and was soon afterwards made
See also:fellow of his college . He was ordained in 1842, and worked as a curate at Cuddesdon . In 1847 he was made tutor of his college, and in 1853 he delivered the
See also:Bampton lectures, his subject being " The Atoning
See also:Work of Christ viewed in Relation to some
See also:Ancient Theories." These thoughtful and learned lectures established his reputation and did much to clear the ground for subsequent discussions on the subject .
See also:Thomson's activity was not confined to
See also:theology . He was made fellow of the Royal and the Royal
See also:Societies . He also wrote a very popular Outline of the
See also:Laws of Thought . He sided with the party at Oxford which favoured university reform, but this did not prevent him from being appointed
See also:provost of his college in 1855• In 1858 he was made preacher at Lincoln's
See also:Inn and there preached some striking sermons, a
See also:volume of which he published in 1861 . In the same
See also:year he edited
See also:Aids to Faith, a volume written in opposition to Essays and Reviews, the progressive sentiments of which had stirred up a
See also:storm in the
See also:Church of England . In
See also:December 1861 he was rewarded with the see of
See also:Gloucester and
See also:Bristol, and within a twelvemonth he was elevated to the archiepiscopal see of York . In this position his moderate orthodoxy led him to join Archbishop
See also:Tait in supporting the Public Worship Regulation
See also:Act, and, as
See also:president of the
See also:northern convocation, he came frequently into
See also:sharp collision with the
See also:house of that
See also:body .
But if he thus incuned the hostility of the High Church party among the
See also:clergy, he was admired by the laity for his strong sense, his clear and forcible reasoning, and his wide knowledge, and he remained to the last a power in the
See also:north of England . In his later years he published an address read before the members of the
See also:Edinburgh Philosophical Institution (1868), one on Design in Nature, for the Christian Evidence Society, which reached a fifth edition, various charges and pastoral addresses, and he was one of the projectors of The
See also:Speaker's Commentary, for which he wrote the " Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels." He died on the 25th of December 1890 . See the Quarterly Review (
See also:April 1892) .
THOMAS THOMSON (1773-1852)
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