The Complete Works of Thomas Manton (22 vols.) contains all of Manton’s writings and treatises, along with nearly one thousand sermons on law and grace, justification and sanctification, faith and works, and other theological topics central to the theology of the Reformation and the spirit of Puritanism. Thomas Manton devoted his life to preaching and teaching, and devoted his sermons to a verse-by-verse exposition of Scripture, uncovering the specific meaning for his listeners. He preached hundreds of sermons on Romans 8, Psalm 119, Ephesians 1, Hebrews 11, the book of 1 John, the prayer of Jesus in John 17, and countless other sermons from nearly every book of the Bible—often devoting multiple sermons to a single verse of Scripture.
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How hard and successful a student he was, and how frequent and laborious a preacher, and how highly and deservedly esteemed; all this, and more, is commonly known.
Ministers who do not know Manton need not wonder if they are themselves unknown.
The fertility of his mind seems to have been truly astonishing. Every page in his books contains many ideas . . . I regard Manton as a divine of singularly well-balanced, well-proportioned, and scriptural views. . . . As an expositor of Scripture, I regard Manton with unmingled admiration.
Perhaps few men of the age in which he lived had more virtues and fewer failings.
Thomas Manton 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.