The Appeal of Integration: The Influence of Joseph Priestly on the Development of the Visual Arts and Fiction in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries


  • Peter Stiles Tara School, North Parramatta, Sydney


Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) was a leading figure in the development of English Unitarianism. His unique blend of optimism, liberalism, commitment to intellectual freedom and inquiry, his wide-ranging intellectual interests alongside an unswerving religious conviction, ensured that he became the dominant voice in rational dissent in England in the eighteenth century. His position as a student and lecturer at Warrington Academy made the propagation of his views easier within dissenting communities throughout the country during that period.

Author Biography

Peter Stiles, Tara School, North Parramatta, Sydney

Tara School, North Parramatta, Sydney