Thomas Coke's Commentary - All 6 Volumes
Double CD Set Contains Old and New Testament
This powerful commentary, by one of American Methodism's
founders, is once again available more than two hundred
years after its first publication. The two CD set contains
all six volumes of the Old & New Testaments, including
Ancillary data and Appendix to Revelation. This edition
contains both PDF TEXT files for ease of reading, searching,
and copy/pasting, as well as IMAGE files for checking and
constructing bibliographical references.
Dr. Thomas Coke (1747-1814), Methodist missionary. Coke was
born in Brecon, Wales, the son of a medical practitioner.
He was educated at Brecon Grammar School and Jesus College,
Oxford, and was elected mayor of Brecon shortly after
graduating in 1768. Coke took Holy Orders in August 1772
but was ejected from his curacy in Somerset for trying to
run the parish on Methodist principles. He moved to London
and placed himself under the direction of John Wesley,
swiftly reaching a position of prominence.
Though remembered primarily as the "Father of Methodist
Missions," he was a key figure in the development of Methodism
on both sides of the Atlantic in the years before and after
Wesley's death. An Oxford trained lawyer turned priest,
he openly allied himself with the Methodists in England.
As Wesley's right hand man he became President of the
Methodist Church in Ireland in 1782, and two years later
was appointed "Bishop" for America. He made a total of
eighteen trans-Atlantic trips, and is regarded as one of
the founders of the Methodist Church in the United States
and West Indies. Coke also made repeated visits to Ireland
and the Continent of Europe, and served as President of
the British Conference in 1797 and 1805. As Asbury's
uneasily yoked colleague, Coke visited America nine times,
the last time in 1803.
Always deeply interested in missionary work at home and
abroad, he traveled widely to establish Methodism in the
West Indies. Hoping to open Methodist missions in the East
Indies, in 1814 he set sail for Ceylon, but died on the way.
In addition to being a popular preacher, he was an author
of some considerable importance. His writings included a
multi-volume commentary on the Bible and a history of the