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Chalmers, Thomas 1780-1847

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Works: 1,068 works in 3,183 publications in 2 languages and 25,786 library holdings
Genres: History  Sermons  Biography  Commentaries  Church history  Controversial literature  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Speeches 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Honoree, Translator, Speaker, Author of introduction
Classifications: HB161, 330
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On political economy, in connexion with the moral state & moral prospects of society by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

72 editions published between 1832 and 2005 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of discourses on the Christian revelation, viewed in connection with the modern astronomy by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

75 editions published between 1800 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1817 the Scottish mathematician and churchman Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), who was later invited to write one of the Bridgewater Treatises (also reissued in this series) published this book, based on weekday sermons preached by him in Glasgow. His main aim is to refute the 'infidel' argument that because the earth and humanity are such insignificant parts of the universe, God - if he existed - would not care about them. However, he is also addressing the 'narrow and intolerant professors' who 'take an alarm' at the idea of philosophy rather than incorporating science into their Christian preaching. Chalmers writes from the viewpoint of an admirer of science and modern astronomy. However, he also argues that wonder at the magnificence of creation and even acknowledging it as God's work is not enough, and that a truly moral Christian life is essential for salvation
The evidence and authority of the Christian revelation by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

61 editions published between 1814 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the power, wisdom, and goodness of God, as manifested in the adaptation of external nature, to the moral and intellectual constitution of man by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

79 editions published between 1833 and 2016 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author discusses the power, wisdom and goodness of God, as manifested in the adaptation of external nature to the moral and intellectual constitution of man." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The application of Christianity to the commercial and ordinary affairs of life, in a series of discourses by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

56 editions published between 1820 and 1980 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian and civic economy of large towns by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

36 editions published between 1821 and 2016 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-volume study by the Scottish churchman and social reformer Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847) is a revealing work of Christian morality as applied to urban economic theory. Having moved to Glasgow in 1815, Chalmers was given a free hand in 1819 for an experiment in urban ministry at the new parish of St John's in the poorest district of the city. His reforms improved education and reduced the need for institutional poor relief by dividing the area into manageable 'proportions' that were closely looked after by parish elders and deacons, reviving a traditional community spirit and promoting self-help. Although sometimes severe, Chalmers' system and this influential work reflect Enlightenment optimism regarding human nature, suggesting the need for the Church of Scotland to respond actively to problems of urban industrialisation. Volume 1, published in 1821, outlines his theories of locality and the ways in which the Church could support the community
Lectures on the epistle of Paul the apostle to the Romans by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

48 editions published between 1842 and 2016 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of Bible societies on the temporal necessities of the poor by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

34 editions published between 1814 and 1835 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses on the Christian revelation : viewed in connexion with the modern astronomy by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

22 editions published between 1818 and 1871 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sermons preached in the Tron Church, Glasgow by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

26 editions published between 1819 and 2012 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts on universal peace : a sermon, delivered on Thursday, January 18, 1816, the day of national thanksgiving for the restoration of peace by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

18 editions published between 1816 and 1974 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sermon, delivered in the Tron Church, Glasgow, on Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 1817, the day of the funeral of Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte of Wales by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

20 editions published between 1817 and 1818 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The duty of giving an immediate diligence to the business of the Christian life : being an address to the inhabitants of the parish of Kilmany by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

20 editions published between 1815 and 1976 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enquiry into the extent and stability of national resources by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

29 editions published between 1808 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the use and abuse of literary and ecclesiastical endowments by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

14 editions published between 1827 and 2011 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish minister and social reformer Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847) is famous as the leader of the group of 470 ministers who left the Church of Scotland in 1843 to found the Free Church of Scotland, and as the author (in 1834) of the first Bridgewater Treatise (also reissued in this collection). Along with his theological interests, Chalmers was deeply concerned with educational reform in schools and universities. In 1827 he published this paper on university endowments, asserting that it was the state's responsibility to support religious and educational institutions, because churches, schools, and universities maintained the nation's Christian principles and character. Chalmers argued that only endowed national establishments were capable of ensuring the religious and moral well-being of the individual. In addition to his appeal for university endowments, he also advocated (unusually for his time) the extension of full civil rights to dissenters and Catholics
Discourses on the application of Christianity to the commercial and ordinary affairs of life by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

23 editions published between 1820 and 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statement in regard to the pauperism of Glasgow : from the experience of the last eight years by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

9 editions published in 1823 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the sufficiency of the parochial system, without a poor rate, for the right management of the poor by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

9 editions published between 1841 and 2005 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracts on pauperism by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

12 editions published between 1833 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection from the correspondence of the late Thomas Chalmers, D.D., LL. D by Thomas Chalmers( Book )

7 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On the power, wisdom, and goodness of God, as manifested in the adaptation of external nature, to the moral and intellectual constitution of man
Alternative Names
Chalmars Thomas

Chalmers, Thomas

Thomas Chalmers Brits wiskundige (1780-1847)

Thomas Chalmers economista e religioso scozzese

Thomas Chalmers reformierter Theologe und Begründer der Freien Kirche Schottlands

Чальмерс, Томас

托馬斯·查爾莫斯

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English (806)

French (10)

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