Philips, Thomas

Philips, Thomas a Roman Catholic divine, was born of Protestant parentage at Ickford, in Buckinghamshire; received his education at St. Omer's, and there became a zealous Romanist. He entered into orders, and became a Jesuit, but quitted that society, and obtained a prebend in the collegiate church of Tongres, with a dispensation to reside in England. He was the author of The Study of Sacred Literature Stated and Considered (Lond. 1758, 8vo); and The Life of Cardinal Pole (Oxf. 1764-67, 2 volumes). He died at Liege in 1774. Philips was a man of eminent piety, and a writer of considerable ability.

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