Thomas Johnson (scholar)
Thomas Johnson (died 1737) was an English cleric and academic, a moralist writer.
He was one of the four editors of Robert Estienne's Latin Thesaurus, 4 vols. 1734–5; the others were Edmund Law, John Taylor, and Sandys Hutchinson. In 1735 he published an edition of Samuel Pufendorf's De Officio Hominis et Civis, London; other editions, 1737, 1748, 1758. His other writings are:
- An Essay on Moral Obligation: with a view towards settling the Controversy concerning Moral and Positive Duties (anon.), Cambridge, 1731, written in answer to pamphlets by Thomas Chubb and another (anonymous author, The True Foundation of Natural and Reveal'd Religion) that was in fact by Arthur Ashley Sykes.
- The Insufficiency of the Law of Nature, Cambridge, 1731.
- A Letter to Mr. Chandler, in Vindication of a Passage in the Lord Bishop of London's second Pastoral Letter, Cambridge, 1734. To Samuel Chandler.
- Quæstiones Philosophicæ in justi systematis ordinem dispositæ … Ad calcem subjicitur appendix de legibus disputandi, Cambridge, 1734 (other editions, 1735, 1741).
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- "Hutchinson, Sandys (HTCN724S)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Thomas Johnson (1731). An essay on moral obligation:: with a view towards settling the controversy, concerning moral and positive duties in answer to two late pamphlets, the one entitled, The true foundation of natural and revealed religion asserted being a reply to the supplement to the treatise on the Christian sacraments, the other—Some reflections upon the comparative excellency and usefulness of moral and positive duties by Mr. Chubb. Printed by J.S. for W. Thurlbourn bookseller in Cambridge and sold by J. and J. Knapton ... and J. Stephens. Retrieved 26 March 2012.