Thomas Scott

Scott, Thomas, 1747–1821, English clergyman and biblical scholar. Ordained a priest in 1773, he served in several curacies. In Olney he succeeded (1781) John Newton, through whose influence his views had been changed from Unitarianism to Calvinism. That experience Scott recorded in The Force of Truth (1779), which was revised by William Cowper and passed through a number of editions. In 1801 he became vicar of Aston Sandford, Buckinghamshire. His most notable work is a commentary on the Bible (4 vol., 1788–92), many times reissued. His works (10 vol., 1823–25) and his letters and papers (1824) were edited by his son.

See biography by A. C. Downer (1909).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Thomas Scott from Fact Monster:

  • Thomas Alexander Scott - Scott, Thomas Alexander Scott, Thomas Alexander, 1823–81, American railroad president, b. ...
  • Thomas SCOTT - SCOTT, Thomas (1739—1796) SCOTT, Thomas, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Chester ...
  • Pennsylvania Railroad - Pennsylvania Railroad Pennsylvania Railroad, former U.S. transportation company; inc. 1846 by the ...
  • Nicholas Joseph BEGICH - BEGICH, Nicholas Joseph (1932—1972) BEGICH, Nicholas Joseph, a Representative from Alaska; ...
  • Members of Congress: Connecticut - Biographies of United States senators and representatives from Connecticut

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Protestant Christianity: Biographies