Thomas Boston

Thomas Boston (17 March 1676 – 20 May 1732) was a Scottish church leader, theologian and philosopher. He was born in Duns on 17 March 1676, son of John Boston (who suffered imprisonment in the cause of nonconformity) and Alison Trotter. He was educated at the Grammar School of Duns and was later employed by Alexander Cockburn, notary. He graduated with an M.A. (Edinburgh, 9th July 1694), his whole expenses at college being £10, 14s. 7fd. sterling. He then became schoolmaster of Glencairn in 1695 ; res. 8th Feb. 1696 ; was thereafter tutor to young Andrew Fletcher of Aberlady, and chaplain to his stepfather, Colonel James Bruce of Kennet ; licen. by Presb. of Duns and Chirnside 15th June 1697 ; officiated in vacant parishes in the Presb. of Stirling in 1698; ord. to Simprin 21st Sept. 1699; clerk of Synod in 1701 ; called by the Presb. jure devoluto 24th Jan. 1706 ; adm. 1st May 1707, the day of the Union of Scotland and England ; died 20th May 1732.

He and eleven others gave in a Representation and Petition to the General Assembly of 1721 against an Act passed in the previous year condemning The Marrow of Modern Divinity. The Assembly of 1722 directed that the ministers who had signed the Representation should be rebuked by the Moderator. That was done, and a protest prepared by Boston was not received, but was subsequently printed by the protesters. Boston's own writings, together with his devout life and exemplary pastoral labours, contributed greatly to the popularity of the doctrines contained in the Marrow. His communions were attended by crowds from all parts, and he was one of the most influential figures in the Church life of his time. His theology was essentially Calvinistic. A literalism dominated his interpretation of the Scriptures, and he regarded even the Hebrew accents as divinely inspired. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Boston, Thomas
Mount Zion

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1771
printed for J. Tait, and J. Broun, Booksellers Saltmercat

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1792
printed and published by J. Chalmers, 81, Old-Street. Sold also by Matthews, Strand; Watts, Tabernacle Walk; Trapp, and Terry, Pater-Noster-Row; Ash, Little Tower-Street; Jordan, Fleet-Street; Murgatroyd, Chiswell-Street; and Low, 254, Strand, near Temple-Bar

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1751
printed by William Gray and sold at his house, at Magdalen's Chapel, within the Cowgate-Head

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1791
printed for Alexr. Mclaren, Bookseller, Horse-Wynd

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1771
printed for William Darling, Bookseller, and sold at his Shop in Bridge Street

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1720
printed by Mr. James Mceuen and Company, and sold at his shop a little below the Cross

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1744
printed by R. Fleming and Company, for Mr. James Davidson; and sold by the booksellers in town and country

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1756
printed by William Gray, and sold at his printing-house in the second Story of the new Land opposite to the Lady's Wynd, a little without the West Pert

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1761
printed by David Gray in ... Close, and sold by the booksellers in town and country

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1744
printed by R. Drummond and Company in Swan-Close, for William Gray Bookbinder in the Grass-Market, near the Middle between Heriot's Bridge and West-Port, South-Side of the Street, and sold by him, and James Beugo Bookseller in Dumfermline, and several other booksellers in town and country

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1763
printed by G. Martin & J. Wotherspoon; for John Wood, Bookseller within the Exchange

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1755
printed by William Gray, and sold at his printing-house, a little without the West Port

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1793
printed and published by J. Chalmers, Old-Street. Sold also by J. Mathews, Strand; M. Trapp, No. 1, J. Parsons, No. 21, W. Simmons, No. 64, and W. Button, No. 24, Pater-Noster-Row; G. Offor, Postern-Row, Tower-Hill; T. Thomas, No. 29, Houndsditch; and J. Fenley, Bristol

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1787
printed by Patrick Mair, for William Coke, Bookseller, Leith

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by Boston, Thomas
Published 1735
printed by R. Fleming and Company, and sold by Mr. James Davidson and John Paton Booksellers, at their Shops