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Chalmers Lectures, notes

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 162
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Chalmers Lectures, notes
Date(s): Created c1850
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 volumes
Name of creator(s): Unknown student
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Thomas Chalmers: born in Scotland, 1780; influential theologian, preacher and philanthropist; DD; held the Chair of moral philosophy in the University of St Andrews, 1823-1828; held the Chair of theology in the University of Edinburgh, 1828-1843; Principal and Professor of divinity in the New College (of the Free Church), Edinburgh; delivered an influential course of lectures in London, 1838; a reformer, advocating self-government in the Christian church, and engaged in controversy on the subject resulting in the formation of the Free Church in Scotland, of which Chalmers was elected first moderator; devised, as means of support for the disestablished church, the sustentation fund, based on a contribution from each member of a penny a week, which was successful; worked to address the many poor in Scottish cities who attended no church; died, 1847. Publications: various works on theology, Christinity, Scripture and philosophy published during his lifetime and posthumously.


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Notes by a student on lectures given by Dr Thomas Chalmers on divinity (vol. 4), churches (vol. 7), and various other subjects (vol. 12, watermark 1850).

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Source: Dictionary of National Biography entry for Thomas Chalmers.

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1999, revised Jul 2001

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