CHALMERS, Thomas


CHALMERS, Thomas
(1780-1847)
   Scottish theologian and EVANGELICAL preacher whose intellectual defense of Christianity was linked with a strong concern for the poor. He pioneered popular EDUCATION and modern SOCIAL WELFARE. In 1843 he helped found the FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND becoming a professor at its theological institution, New College, Edinburgh.

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  • Thomas Henry Huxley — Woodburytype print of Huxley (1880 or earlier) Born 4 May 1825(1825 05 04) …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas C. Chalmers — Infobox Person image size = 150px birth date = Birth date|1917|12|08 birth place = New York City death date = Death date|1995|12|27 death place = Lebanon, New Hampshire known for = Research into randomized controlled trial and meta analysis… …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas Chalmers (acteur) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Chalmers.  Cet article concerne le chanteur et acteur américain. Pour le théologien écossais (1780 1847), voir Thomas Chalmers. Thomas Chalmers …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Thomas Chalmers — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Chalmers.  Cet article concerne le théologien écossais. Pour le chanteur puis acteur américain (1884 1966), voir Thomas Chalmers (acteur) …   Wikipédia en Français


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