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Joseph Priestley, Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian$
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Isabel Rivers and David L. Wykes

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199215300

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215300.001.0001

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Joseph Priestley, Minister and Teacher *

Joseph Priestley, Minister and Teacher *

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Joseph Priestley, Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian
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David L. Wykes (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215300.003.0002

This chapter examines the changes in Priestley's religious opinions against the background of his life, his work as a minister and teacher, and the impact of his theological and other ideas upon the development of modern Unitarianism. Topics discussed include Priestley's early life and education, his admission into the Daventry Academy; his early ministries: Needham Market and Nantwich; his invitation to become a tutor at Warrington Academy; his ministry at Mill Hill, Leeds; and his adoption of Unitarian opinions. It is argued that Priestley's most lasting contribution was his role in Unitarianism replacing Arianism as the main form of anti-Trinitarian speculation in Britain.

Keywords:   religious dissent, ministry, Daventry Academy, Warrington Academy, Unitarianism, Needham Market, Nantwich

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