Chubb. Thomas, an English theological writer, born at East Harnham, Wiltshire, in 1079, died at Salisbury, Feb. 8, 1740. His parents were poor, and gave him very little education; and nearly all his life he followed the business of a tallow chandler at Salisbury. He however acquired considerable general knowledge, and delighted especially in theological studies. When the controversy arose concerning the Trinity, after the publication of Winston's " Primitive Christianity " in 1711, he wrote an essay entitled " The Supremacy of the Father Asserted." This being replied to, he rejoined with "The Supremacy of the Father Vindicated." He wrote many other tracts and essays, among which were " A Dis-course on Reason as a Sufficient Guide in Matters of Religion," " Inquiry about the Inspiration of the New Testament," The Doctrine of Vicarious Suffering and Intercession Refuted," "On Future Judgment and Eternal Punishment," " Time for Keeping a Sabbath," etc. He denied the vicarious suffering of Christ, and the divine authority of the positive institutions of Christianitv, but maintained that Jesus was sent by God as a moral instructor.

He is included by Leland among the "Deistical Writers in England," and was admired by several prominent men of his day.