Obrien, James Thomas, Dd

O'brien, James Thomas, D.D., a noted Irish prelate, was born in Ireland' in 1792, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He took holy orders immediately after graduation, and soon rose to the first appointments in the Church. In 1842 he was made bishop of Ossory. At the time of his death, which occurred January 9, 1875, he was the senior bishop of the Irish Episcopal Church. He is noted as the author, of a work on Justification by Faith only (ten sermons, Lond. 1833, 8vo), which is "one of the best expositions of the cardinal article of the Reformed Church extant" (Lowndes, Brit. Lib. p. 763). He also published several minor works, among them one entitled A Charge (1843, 8vo, and often since).

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