Thomas Chalmers

(1780—1847) Church of Scotland minister and social reformer

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theologian and philanthropist. His chief importance lies in his leadership of the movement for the choice of ministers in the Established Church of Scotland by the people and the schism which followed its failure in 1843. In that year he left the Established Church with a considerable band of followers and founded the Free Church of Scotland. See also Disruption.

Subjects: Philosophy.

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