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Priestley, Joseph

(1733–1804). Cleric; scientist; b. Fieldhead, near Leeds, Yorkshire, Eng.; studied for Presb. ministry at Daventry Academy; became a dissenting minister at 22; opposed positive Christian doctrines: Unitarian; to Am. 1794; organized several Unitarian congs. See also Unitarianism.

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