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Joseph Priestley by Isabel Rivers
Book DescriptionJoseph Priestley was one of the most remarkable thinkers of the eighteenth century. Best known today as the scientist who discovered oxygen, he also made major contributions in the fields of education, politics, philosophy, and theology. This collection of essays by a team of experts covers the full range of Priestley's work and provides a new and up to date account of all his activities, together with a summary of his life and an account of his last years in America. The book will re-establish him as a major intellectual figure in Britain and America in the second half of the eighteenth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199215300
(222mm x 144mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Isabel Rivers
Dissenting Praise, Hardback (March 2011)
The first comprehensive study of the dissenting hymn in England and Wales. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, including the style, language, and theology of hymns; their editing, publication, and reception; their role in promoting evangelical Christianity; their shaping of denominational identities; and the practice of hymn-singing.
Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: Volume 1, Whichcote to Wesley, Paperback (October 2005)
Rivers examines the rise of Anglican moral religion during the period 1660-1780, and the reactions against it.
Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: Volume 2, Shaftesbury to Hume, Paperback (October 2005)
Second volume of widely praised study of religion and ethics in the eighteenth century.
Classical and Christian Ideas in English Renaissance Poetry, Paperback (December 1994)» View all books by Isabel Rivers
A new introduction and a fully updated bibliography make the second edition of this established text an indispensable resource for students and teachers of English poetry.
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Author Biography - Isabel Rivers
David L. Wykes is Director, Dr Williams's Library, London, and Co-Director, Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies.
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