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James: A Practical Commentary, or An Exposition with Notes on the Epistle of James


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Providing extensive commentary on the disposition of the text, Thomas Manton examines historical context, semantic interpretation, use of colloquial language, and the development of early church doctrine. Drawing upon patristic writings for clarification on doctrine, Manton links the text with practical application and relevance.

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  • Commentary on the epistle of James
  • Discusses the Divine authority of the epistle
  • Provides practical application
  • Title: A Practical Commentary, or An Exposition with Notes on the Epistle of James
  • Author: Thomas Manton
  • Publisher: R. Gladding
  • Publication Date: 1840
  • Pages: 439
Thomas Manton

Thomas Manton (1620–1677) was an English Puritan clergyman. He was born in 1620 in Somerset, England. He attended Oxford University, and graduated in 1639. At age 19, he was ordained as a deacon, and became the town lecturer of Collumpton in Devon. He began preaching at St. Mary’s Church in 1644, and became lecturer at Westminster Abbey in 1656. He also participated in the Westminster Assembly and preached before Parliament. In 1662, Manton was forced to leave the Church of England for nonconformity. He was imprisoned—as were many Puritans—in 1670 for preaching illegally. He also crafted the Fundamentals of Religion with Richard Baxter during this time. Throughout his lifetime, Thomas Manton was a devoted follower and ardent defender of Reformed theology. He died in 1677.


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