The Christian and Civic Economy of Large Towns 3 Volume Set - Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

by Thomas Chalmers

Format: - 1156 pages

Not in stock

Usually despatched in 3-5 days

£71.00

Delivered FREE
in the UK

This three-volume study by the Scottish churchman and social reformer Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847) is a revealing work of Christian morality as applied to urban economic theory. Having moved to Glasgow in 1815, Chalmers was given a free hand in 1819 for an experiment in urban ministry at the new parish of St John's in the poorest district of the city. His reforms improved education and reduced the need for institutional poor relief by dividing the area into manageable 'proportions' that were closely looked after by parish elders and deacons, reviving a traditional community spirit and promoting self-help. Although sometimes severe, Chalmers' system and this influential work, first published between 1821 and 1826, reflect Enlightenment optimism regarding human nature, suggesting the need for the Church of Scotland to respond actively to problems of urban industrialisation.

Product details

Published
21/06/2013

Publisher
Cambridge University Press

ISBN
9781108062398


Other books by this author See all titles

The prices displayed are for website purchases only, and may differ to the prices in Waterstones shops.