Aug. 16, 2015: Joseph Priestley, Trailblazer of Science and Liberal Religion

Beige-skinned man with sand-and-gray colored, shoulder-length hair, dressed in old-fashioned black jacket and white cravat

Joseph Priestley

We collectively may have some vague knowledge that Joseph Priestley was an early Unitarian who also discovered oxygen, then emigrated from England to America just after the revolution. In today’s sermon, Camille Korsmo will fill in some important details about Priestley’s career as a dissenting minister/theologian, a remarkably successful amateur chemist, an author of far-ranging subjects and a political refugee.