The Anonymous Works of Robert Boyle and the Reasons Why a Protestant Should not Turn Papist (1687)
Robert Boyle was the author of several works that appeared without his name on the title page. It has long been assumed that one of these was Reasons Why a Protestant Should not Turn Papist (London 1687), but this has never been established. This essay reviews all the available evidence about Boyle's authorship, denies the attribution, and identifies the real author as the Scottish physician David Abercromby (d. 1702), a former Jesuit who was a principal recipient of Boyle's patronage in the 1680s.
Davis, Edward B., "The Anonymous Works of Robert Boyle and the Reasons Why a Protestant Should not Turn Papist (1687)" (1994). Biology Educator Scholarship. 198.
Originally published as:
Davis, E. B. (1994). The anonymous works of robert boyle and the reasons why a protestant should not turn papist(1687). Journal of the History of Ideas, 55(4), 611. https://doi.org/10.2307/2709925