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Thomas Chalmers

Data de nascimento: 17. Março 1780
Data de falecimento: 31. Maio 1847

Thomas Chalmers , was a Scottish minister, professor of theology, political economist, and a leader of both the Church of Scotland and of the Free Church of Scotland. He has been called "Scotland's greatest nineteenth-century churchman".He served as Vice-president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh from 1835–42.

The New Zealand town of Port Chalmers was named after Chalmers. A bust of Chalmers is on display in the Hall of Heroes of the National Wallace Monument in Stirling. The Thomas Chalmers Centre in Kirkliston is named after him.

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„The benevolence of the Gospel lies in actions“

—  Thomas Chalmers

Fonte: Discourses on the Christian Revelation viewed in connection with the Modern Astronomy together with his sermons... (1818), P. 174.

„It has been said that there is nothing more uncommon than common sense.“

—  Thomas Chalmers

Natural Theology (1836), Bk. II, Ch. III : On the Strength of the Evidences for a God in the Phenomena of Visible and External Nature, § 15; though provided without attribution of author, the saying "There is nothing more uncommon than common sense" has since become misattributed to particular people, including Frank Lloyd Wright.

„The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for“

—  Thomas Chalmers

actually a quote from The Sphere and Duties of Woman: A Course of Lectures by George Washington Burnap (1848) (p.99 Lecture IV)
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