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Conviction and apocalypse in Joseph Priestley's writing

Conviction and apocalypse in Joseph Priestley's writing
Conviction and apocalypse in Joseph Priestley's writing
Joseph Priestley's millenarian prophecies were not necessarily at odds with his natural philosophy, nor his materialism with his theology, but to the French philosophes and to his friend John Adams they seemed incompatible and they may also seem so to us. That is what this article considers in its three parts: the first, Priestley's reading of revealed religion; the second, the politics entailed by it; and the third, the way a progressive direction is carried in to the future, uniting religion and politics in his late reading of Biblical prophecy.
1754-0208
303-319
Bygrave, Stephen
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Bygrave, Stephen
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Bygrave, Stephen (2018) Conviction and apocalypse in Joseph Priestley's writing. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 41 (2), 303-319, [jecs_12536]. (doi:10.1111/1754-0208.12536).

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Joseph Priestley's millenarian prophecies were not necessarily at odds with his natural philosophy, nor his materialism with his theology, but to the French philosophes and to his friend John Adams they seemed incompatible and they may also seem so to us. That is what this article considers in its three parts: the first, Priestley's reading of revealed religion; the second, the politics entailed by it; and the third, the way a progressive direction is carried in to the future, uniting religion and politics in his late reading of Biblical prophecy.

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Submitted date: 14 February 2018
Accepted/In Press date: 15 February 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 May 2018
Published date: 1 June 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 424888
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/424888
ISSN: 1754-0208
PURE UUID: b01a6b63-7a41-4f33-a21f-d413950c5165

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Date deposited: 05 Oct 2018 11:53
Last modified: 19 Jul 2019 17:18

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