Thomas Watson

Thomas Watson

Thomas Watson (c. 1620-1686) was an English, non-conformist, Puritan preacher and author.

He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was noted for remarkably intense study. In 1646 he commenced a sixteen year pastorate at St. Stephen's, Walbrook. He showed strong Presbyterian views during the civil war, with, however, an attachment to the king, and in 1651 he was imprisoned briefly with some other ministers for his share in Christopher Love's plot to recall Charles II of England. He was released on June 30, 1652, and was formally reinstated as vicar of St. Stephen's Walbrook. He obtained great fame and popularity as a preacher until the Restoration, when he was ejected for nonconformity. Notwithstanding the rigor of the acts against dissenters, Watson continued to exercise his ministry privately as he found opportunity. Upon the Declaration of Indulgence in 1672 he obtained a license to preach at the great hall in Crosby House. After preaching there for several years, his health gave way, and he retired to Barnston, Essex, where he died suddenly while praying in secret. He was buried on 28 July 1686.

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All Things For Good
by Thomas Watson
from Banner of Truth Trust
in Puritan Writings (Location: XCH-PUR)
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Art of Divine Contentment
by Thomas Watson
2nd edition from Soli Deo Gloria
for Adult
in Puritan Writings (Location: XCH-PUR)
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Body of Divinity
by Thomas Watson
from Banner of Truth Trust
Theology for 9th-12th grade
in Puritan Writings (Location: XCH-PUR)
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Ten Commandments
by Thomas Watson
Revised from Banner of Truth Trust
for 11th-Adult
in Puritan Writings (Location: XCH-PUR)
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