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Thomas Chalmers


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Thomas Chalmers : A series of discourses on the Christian recelation

'Having lately read Chalmers Sermons on Astronomy in which he has expressed the highest admiration and respect for I. Newton's modest and firm faith in christianity.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Benjamin Newton      


Thomas Chalmers : A Series of Discourses on the Christian Revelation, Viewed in Connection with Modern Astronomy

'But Dr Chalmers, it would seem, is fearful lest these speculations [on the nature of the universe] lead us away from Christianity and has written a volume of discourses to prove that the insignificance of our planet in the universe is no argument against the truth of religion. Orthodox men declare, of course, that he has completely discomfited his opponents - I read it sometime ago - It abounds in that fiery thoroughgoing stile of writing for which the Author is so remarkable: nevertheless his best argument seems to be, that as it is in the scriptures, we have no business to think about it [at] all - an argument which was well enough known to be a panacea in cases of that nature - before his volume saw the light. '

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Carlyle      Print: Book


Thomas Chalmers : [article on paperism in Edinburgh Review]

'This same Doctor [Chalmers], as you will know wr[i]tes the first article in the late "Edinr review" - on the causes & cure of mendicity. After expatiating at considerable length on the evils of pauperism, he proposes as a remedy to increase the number of clergymen. They who know the general habits of Scottish ministers will easily see how sovereign a specific this is. The remainder of the review is good reading; but as you will have seen it before this time, I will not trouble you farther on the matter - I have seen the last Number of the "Quarterly review". It seems to be getting into a very rotten frothy vein. Mr Southey is a most unblushing character; & his political lucubrations are very notable. He has been sorely galled by "the Caledonian Oracle" poor man - I know nothing about Mr Duncan's controversy except thro the "Scotsman"; and they assign him the victory'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Carlyle      Print: Serial / periodical


Thomas Chalmers : On the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God as Manifested in the Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, c.September 1835: 'I have been reading the Bridgewater treatises, -- and am now trying to understand Prout upon chemistry [...] Chalmers's treatise is, as to eloquence, surpassingly beautiful: as to matter, I could not walk with him all the way -- altho' I longed to do it, for he walked on flowers, & under shade'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Barrett      Print: Book


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