Shepard, Thomas

Shepard, Thomas

(1605–49) Protestant clergyman; born in Towcester, England. Educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and ordained in 1627, he was silenced for nonconformity and emigrated to Massachusetts in 1635. He espoused a stern Calvinist doctrine as pastor at Newtown (now Cambridge). A promoter of education, he was said to have established the first scholarships for needy students in America. His autobiography provides a detailed portrait of his times.
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Wooler's hitmen were Robert Shepard, Thomas Allan and Mark Forrest as they made the long journey home from Alston happy with three points in the bag.
Honors: Brandy Akeley, Jeffrey Andrews, Sam Ariel, Dominique Auger, David Bierhanzl, Steven Carroll, Dillon Caya, Brianna Colon, Ryan DeVries, Jack Green, Marisa Hardina, Luke Labonte, Robert Lehouillier, Emily Matte, Alex-Marie Michaud, Breanna Phelan, Rachael Rockwell, Richard Shepard, Thomas Stanovich, Jordan Thompson.
A lot of this material is familiar and much discussed-John Cotton, Thomas Shepard, Thomas Hooker, and Roger Williams each get a chapter, along with a chapter on lay reading of the Bible, and a final section on the Antinomian controversy.