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Chalmers, Thomas

Record IDcnp01882612
Biographical Data1780 - 1847
Place of BirthAnstruther
Place of DeathEdinburgh
Last Edit2021-09-09

General Note

Pasteur presbytérien. - Économiste
Schott. Theologe
Presbyterian minister and social reformer. Born Anstruther, Fife 1780, matriculated St Andrews Univ. 1791 (aged 11), entered the Divinity Hall, licensed as a probationer minister 1799. Not enthusiastic about theology, more interested in maths, natural philopsophy and politics. Studied natural philosophy at Edinburgh Univ. 1799-1801. Presented to the parish of Kilmany, Fife 1802 but was more interested in obtaining a professorship at St Andrews. Visited London 1807 and returned to Kilmany to write his first book. Fell ill with consumption Winter 1809-10, but returned to duties 1811 with more zeal and was very successful. Presented to the parish of Tron, Glasgow in the hope that his preaching would fill the church, 1814. Awarded D.D. from Univ. of Glasgow 1816. Preaching brought him national fame. Conducted an experiment in St Johns, Glasgow, to try and restore communal spirit and alleviate the need for poor relief, 1819. Chair of Moral Philosophy, St Andrews 1823. Chair of Theology, Edinburgh Univ. 1828. Chaplain-in-ordinary of the Scottish Chapel Royal 1830. Moderator of the General Assembly 1832. Church extension campaign 1834-41. Led 470 ministers to form the Free Church of Scotland, 1843, after disputes with the establishment. First moderator of the Free Church general assembly.

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Further Biographical Data1780-1847
Intellectual ResponsibilityAuteur
Primary Language(s)English
ActivityPersonen zu Kirchengeschichte, Systematischer und Praktischer Theologie, Kirche und Konfession (3.6p) (sswd)
Pfarrer (gnd)
Theologe (gnd)
Geographic NoteGB (iso3166)
NationalityUnited Kingdom

Place of Activity

Place of BirthAnstruther
Anstruther, GB (1780)
Lieu de naissance
Place of DeathEdinburgh
Édimbourg, GB (1847)
Lieu de mort


HeadingChalmers, Thomas
used in: Biblioteka Narodowa, Warszawa
Chalmers, Thomas
used in: Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany
Chalmers, Thomas
used in: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; Koninklijke Bibliotheek - National Library of the Netherlands, Den Haag (Netherlands)
Chalmers, Thomas
used in: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Chalmers, Thomas, Theologe
used in: Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany; Common Library Network (GBV), Göttingen (Germany)
Chalmers, Thomas
used in: The University of Aberdeen Library


Found inA series of discourses on the Christian revelation, viewed in connection with the modern astronomy / by Thomas Chalmers. - 5th ed. - Glasgow, 1817.. — KAlfBN. — BL online. — An enquiry into the extent and stability of national resources / Thomas Chalmers, 1991 [Reprod. de l'éd. de 1808]. — GDEL. — Hist. du protestantisme / J. Boisset, 1977. — WW in economics, 1986 : Chalmers, Thomas, 1780-1847. — LCNA, 1993-03. — M. — LoC-NA. — LOC. — DNB. — An enquiry into the extent and stability of national resources / Thomas Chalmers, 1991 [Reprod. de l'éd. de 1808]. — DNB. — GDEL. — Hist. du protestantisme / J. Boisset, 1977. — WW in economics, 1986. — LC Authorities - http://authorities.loc.gov (2017-05-05). — BN Cat. gén.
Imprint SourcesChalmers, Thomas: A Series of Discourses on the christian revelation ... - 1817
Chalmers, Thomas: On political Economy, in connexion with the moral state ... - 1832
Chalmers, Thomas: On the evils, which the established church in Edinburgh ... - 1835
Chalmers, Thomas: Remarks on the present position of the Church in Scotland ... - 1840
Chalmers, Thomas: Specimens of the ecclesiastical destitution of Scotland ... - 1835
Chalmers, Thomas: Substance of a speech delivered in the General Assembly ... - 1839
Chalmers, Thomas: The Christian and Civic Economy of large towns. - 1821
Chalmers, Thomas: The Works of Thomas Chalmers. - [1836 - 1842]
Report of the Committee of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland ... - 1835


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