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Priestley, Joseph, LL.D.
(b. Field-head, near Leeds, March 13th, 1733; d. February 6th, 1804). The Scripture Doctrine of Remission, Lectures on the Theory of Language and Universal Grammar (1762), Chart of Biography (1765); The History and Present State of Electric Science, with Original Observations (1767); Rudiments of English Grammar (1769); Theological Repository (176988); The History and Present State of Discoveries relating to Vision, Light, and Colours (1772); Institutes of Natural and Revealed Religion (1772); Examination of Reid, Beattie, etc. (1774); Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air (1774); The Doctrine of Philosophical Necessity (1777); Lectures on Oratory and Criticism (1777); Disquisitions Relating to Matter and Spirit (1777); A Harmony of the Evangelists, in Greek (1777); Observations on Education (1778); Letters to a Philosophical Unbeliever (178187); A History of Corruptions of Christianity (1782); A History of Early Opinions Concerning Jesus Christ (1786); Lectures on History and General Policy (1788); A General History of the Christian Church to the Fall of the Western Empire (1790); Discourses on the Evidences of Revealed Religion (1794); An Answer to Mr. Paines Age of Reason (1795); A Comparison of the Institutes of Moses with those of the Hindoos and other Ancient Nations (1799); A General History of the Christian Church from the Fall of the Western Empire to the Present Time (1802); Notes on all the Books of Scripture (1803); The Doctrines of Heathen Philosophy Compared with those of Revelation (1804); and other Works included in the 26-volume edition published with a Life by J. Towill Rutt, in 1823.