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Thomas White (d. 1672)

A Presbyterian preacher, theologian, and Puritan Divine.
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“Christ thought particularly of Paul, and so of everyone else for whom he died, and gave himself up as a sacrifice and ransom.”

His Works:

The works of Thomas White previously published in old English (Puritan Publications is working to publish all of White’s works.)

1. A Method… for the Art of Divine Meditation, (one of the best books we have on that subject.)
2. Observations on the 5th, 6th, and 7th Chapters of Matthew.
3. A Treatise of the Power of Godliness.
4. Manual for Parents, containing Directions in reference to Baptizing, Correcting, etc.
5. A Directory to Christian Perfection.
6. A Treatise of blasphemous and wandering Thoughts, etc.
7. Directions for our Thoughts and Words…with Comforts to weak (not careless) Christians.
8. Brief Directions for the right managing a Christian Family; on Gen.18:19.
9. A little Book for little Children.
10. He has two sermons published in “Morning Exercises.”


Biography of Thomas White (d. 1672):

Mr. Thomas White (d. 1672) was a Presbyterian divine and Reformed preacher of the Gospel. He had been mentioned as ejected from St. Bride’s due to nonconformity, but it seems this was a mistake; the place of his ejectment is uncertain. He was a man of great humility and sincerity, and an excellent practical useful preacher. There is a preface to the second edition, of his Art of Divine Meditation, by one R.A. (probably Mr. Rd. Allein,) who says, “All that knew him honored and loved him. He was a burning and shining light: he was too bright a star to shine longer in the terrestrial world. God made use of him to turn many unto righteousness; and now he shines in the kingdom of his father.” He died about 1672. He was for some time a preacher at St. Andrew’s, Holborn, and at St. Anne’s, Aldersgate. He seems not to have been a settled pastor, but a lecturer only, in the places where he preached. He was a general scholar, and was the noted Mr. Chillingworth’s Amanuensis. He was much esteemed and often very kindly treated by Archbishop Sheldon, who protected him at the chapel at Ludgate.

This short excerpt taken from Edmund Calamy’s work, “The Nonconformist’s Memorial”, volume 3, (London: J. Cundee Ivy Lane): 1802. Page 162.



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