Bromley, Thomas

Bromley, Thomas one of the English followers of Jacob Bohme (q.v.), was born in Worcester 1629, and was fellow of All-Soul's, Oxford, in Cromwell's time. On the Restoration, he was deprived for nonconformity, and lived afterward with Pordage (q.v.), with whom he joined the PHILADELPHIAN SEE PHILADELPHIAN (q.v.) Society of Mystics established by Jane Leade (q.v.). He wrote many mystical works, especially The Way to the Sabbath of Rest; Journey of the Children of Israel etc. He went beyond Bohme in pronouncing marriage unfit for perfect Christians. Bromley died in 1691. His works, in German, were published at Frankfort, 1719-32 (2 vols. 8vo).--Mosheim, Ch. Hist. 3:481.

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