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Chalmers, Thomas

(1780–1847). Scot. theol.; noted preacher; mathematician; philanthropist. B. Anstruther, Scot.; educ. St. Andrews U.; minister at Kilmany 1803, Glasgow 1815; prof. of moral philos. at St. Andrews U. 1823; of theol. at Edinburgh 1828; left Est. Ch. with many followers and est. Free* Churcth of Scotland 1843; principal and prof. of theol. at New College, Edinburgh, 1843. Promoted Sunday and day schools for educ. poor; active in welfare work. Calvinistic in theol. Works include the first of the Bridgewater* Treatises; Institutes of Theology. See also Scotland, Reformation in, 2.

W. Hanna, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Thomas Chalmers, new ed., 2 vols. (Edinburgh, 1878); H. Watt, Thomas Chalmers and the Disruption [of the Church of Scotland] (Edinburgh, 1943); F. R. Webber, “Thomas Chalmers, the Walther of Scotland,” CTM, XVIII (June 1947), 411–429.

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