Chalmers vision for the urban area challenged still today, inspired by the vision of Christ’s supremacy over every square inch …
Is his approach still workable? Still useful?
Were his cities so homogeneous that they bear no resemblance to today’s urban realities? It’s worth discussing – and Chalmers is still worth discussing!
Here is a great contemporary summary of Thomas Chalmers’ (1780-1843) ‘district visitation’ or parish model for evangelism and holistic, biblical philanthropy. It was originally published in 2000, in Foundations, the theological journal of the British Evangelical Council (now affinity).