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Ambition and Community

Stewart J. Brown

in Thomas Chalmers and the Godly Commonwealth in Scotland

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192131140
eISBN:
9780191670039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192131140.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Thomas Chalmers, son of John and Elizabeth, was born at Anstruther, in Fife on 17 March 1780. After completing an arts course, Chalmers entered divinity college at St. Andrews University. As a ... More


Thomas Chalmers and the Godly Commonwealth in Scotland

S. J. Brown

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192131140
eISBN:
9780191670039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192131140.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This book provides a detailed biography of Thomas Chalmers, the Scottish mathematician, theologian, and leader of the Free Church of Scotland, which was founded at the Disruption of 1843 with the ... More


High Politics: Church and State

S. A. Skinner

in Tractarians and the 'Condition of England': The Social and Political Thought of the Oxford Movement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273232
eISBN:
9780191706394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273232.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter argues that tractarian attitudes to establishment marked a breach with the social utilitarianism which they felt had corrupted the older high-church position, and signified a dynamic ... More


‘Co-operation without Incorporation’: Dissenting Relations after the Disruption

Ryan Mallon

in Dissent After Disruption: Church and State in Scotland, 1843-63

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474482790
eISBN:
9781399502139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482790.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Despite the Free Church’s scathing criticism of the perceived failures of voluntaryism, the immediate aftermath of the Disruption witnessed a thawing of relations between Scotland’s dissenting ... More


Capitalism and Christianity

G. R. Searle

in Morality and the Market in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206989
eISBN:
9780191677410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206989.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role and experiences of Christians in Victorian era capitalism in Great Britain. It states that most of the influential academic economists during the early and ... More


Gladstone, Chalmers and the Disruption of the Church of Scotland

Stewart J. Brown

in Gladstone Centenary Essays

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239253
eISBN:
9781846313202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239253.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the connection between Gladstone and Scottish Presbyterian clergyman, Thomas Chalmers. During the mid–1830s, Gladstone and Chalmers were friends and political allies. Chalmers ... More


Free Church Theology 1843–1900: Disruption Fathers and Believing Critics

Michael Bräutigam

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume II: From the Early Enlightenment to the Late Victorian Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198759348
eISBN:
9780191819896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759348.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

This chapter explores the theology of key scholars of the Free Church of Scotland from 1843 until 1900, when only a small remnant continued as the Free Church after its union with the United ... More


Ancient of Days

Keith Thomson

in Private Doubt, Public Dilemma: Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300203677
eISBN:
9780300213409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203677.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter recounts how geologists and philologists began rewriting the early story of the earth by the time of Jefferson's death in 1826. This new generation of intellectuals challenged two ... More


Scottish Theology in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Andrew R. Holmes

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume II: From the Early Enlightenment to the Late Victorian Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198759348
eISBN:
9780191819896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759348.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

This chapter considers how Irish Presbyterians in the nineteenth century defined Scottish theology in terms of the Westminster Standards and how this was shaped by certain philosophical and political ... More


The Theology of the Scottish Protestant Missionary Movement

Brian Stanley

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume III: The Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198759355
eISBN:
9780191819902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759355.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

In any survey of influential British missionary thinkers, Scottish names would occupy a prominent place. The Scottish contribution was not confined to those who served with the missions of the ... More


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