Erskine, Thomas

(1788–1870)
   Theologian.
   Erskine was born in Linlathen, Scotland and was educated at the University of Edinburgh. A gentleman of private means, he entertained many of the leading thinkers of his day and was a personal friend of Thomas carlyle, Benjamin jowett, Charles kingsley and Dean stanley. His books included The Internal Evidence for the Truth of the Christian Religion, The Unconditional Freeness of the Gospel and The Brazen Serpent. His letters were collected and published after his death and are considered to be minor religious classics.
   H.F. Henderson, Erskine of Linlathen (1899).

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