MFV3D Book Archive > Religious History > Download Joseph Priestley, Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian by Isabel Rivers, David L. Wykes PDF

Download Joseph Priestley, Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian by Isabel Rivers, David L. Wykes PDF

By Isabel Rivers, David L. Wykes

Joseph Priestley used to be some of the most striking thinkers of the eighteenth century. top identified at the present time because the scientist who stumbled on oxygen, he additionally made significant contributions within the fields of schooling, politics, philosophy, and theology. This number of essays by way of a staff of specialists covers the whole diversity of Priestley's paintings and gives a brand new and recent account of all his actions, including a precis of his existence and an account of his final years in the USA. The booklet will re-establish him as an important highbrow determine in Britain and the USA within the moment 1/2 the eighteenth century.

Show description

Read or Download Joseph Priestley, Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian PDF

Best religious history books

Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy

This quantity brings jointly seven seminal papers via the nice radical historian Geoffrey de Ste. Croix, who died in 2000, on early Christian themes, with a unique specialize in persecution and martyrdom. Christian martyrdom is a subject which inspires prepared pictures of inhumane persecutors faced by way of Christian heroes who perish for the immediate yet win the long term conflict for attractiveness.

A History of Orthodox, Islamic, and Western Christian Political Values

The publication unearths the nexus among faith and politics this present day and exhibits that we are living in an interdependent global the place one worldwide civilization is rising and the place the world’s peoples are carrying on with to coalesce round a sequence of values that comprise powerful Western overtones. either Putin’s Orthodox Russia and areas below the keep watch over of such Islamist teams like ISIS and Al Qaeda resent and try out, in a principally languishing attempt, to frustrate this sequence of values.

Rediscovering Sainthood in Italy: Hagiography and the Late Antique Past in Medieval Ravenna

Starting with Saint Barbatianus, a fifth-century wonderworking monk and confessor to the Empress Galla Placidia, this e-book makes a speciality of the adjustments within the spiritual panorama of Ravenna, a former capital of the overdue Roman Empire, in the course of the heart a long time. in this interval, written tales approximately saints and their relics not just provided suggestions and solace yet have been extensively utilized through these dwelling one of the ruins of a as soon as nice city—particularly its archbishops, clergymen, and the city aristocracy—to examine its earlier glory.

Making Italian Jews: Family, Gender, Religion and the Nation, 1861–1918

This e-book depicts the cultural mind's eye of the Italian-Jewish minority from the unification of the rustic to the top of the 1st international conflict. The production of an Italian countryside brought new difficulties and new possibilities for its electorate. What did it suggest for the Jewish minority? How may perhaps participants of the minority mix and redefine Jewishness and Italianness in a greatly new political and felony framework?

Extra info for Joseph Priestley, Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian

Example text

Xix. For a full account of Priestley’s debt to Collins and Hartley see Chapter 3. 17 28 Joseph Priestley PRIESTLEY’S EARLY MINISTRY: NEEDHAM MARKET AND NANTWICH Priestley’s first ministry on leaving Daventry was at Needham Market in Suffolk, where he was invited to become assistant minister to the elderly John Meadows (1675/6–1757) in 1755. It proved to be a mistake. He was far too heterodox for his new congregation and, being Priestley, he did not conceal his advanced views. Shortly after his arrival he began a series of lectures on the theory of religion, which eventually became his Institutes of Natural and Revealed Religion, published in 1772–4, and which he had originally begun at Daventry.

C &c’, Universal Theology Magazine and Impartial Review, 1 (1804), 172; Priestley, Funeral Sermon . . of the Late Joseph Priestley, 40–1. Priestley himself acknowledged the influence of Graham: Joseph Priestley, Disquisitions Relating to Matter and Spirit. To which is added, the History of the Philosophical Doctrine concerning the Origin of the Soul (London, 1777), dedication to Graham, p. vi. Minister and Teacher 25 the universities, and so to follow on from grammar-learning. The best were very good indeed, and the ministers they trained were able to hold their own with Anglican controversialists trained at Oxford and Cambridge, but a number founded in the mid-eighteenth century were more noted for their piety than their scholarship.

Best described as a dissenting university, Warrington was a cheaper alternative to Oxford and Cambridge, but also one free from religious subscription. Illustrative of the best that dissent could achieve, it neither fitted the pattern of other eighteenth-century dissenting academies, nor had the broader influence on educational development so often attributed to it. With the exception of the shortlived New College, Hackney, the range of subjects and standard of education was not matched amongst dissenters until after 1803 when Manchester College moved to York.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.74 of 5 – based on 49 votes