CHALMERS: PASTOR FOR THE POOR

by ALEXANDER (SANDY) FINLAYSON in Vol. 8 No. 1 / Apr 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.35285/ucc8.1.2022.art3



Thomas Chalmers (1780–1847) was a Scottish churchman known for his leadership of the evangelical movement in the Church of Scotland, which culminated in the formation of the Free Church of Scotland. While a pastor in rural Scotland and then in Glasgow, he developed a unique approach to caring for the poor. This article looks at the development of his thoughts, the implementation of his ideas, and his lasting legacy.

Keywords
Thomas Chalmers, Free Church Of Scotland, Poverty, Poor Laws, Education, Diaconal Ministries
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