Joyce in the Unitarian World
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Jeremiah Joyce was a tireless worker for the Unitarian Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge and Virtue through the Distribution of Books, and he had attended the very first meetings of the Society in 1791. On 11 April 1806 the Unitarian minute books record the setting up of a committee to plan the production of a new version of the New Testament. On a more general level, Joyce's eighteenth century intellectual inheritance also began to alienate him from the overall direction of Unitarianism. One of the few occasions when Joyce was given a highly visible and respectable place in the Unitarian world was when he contributed a substantial series of essays on natural theology beginning January 1815. Charles Daubeny equated Unitarianism with Mahometism and claimed that Unitarians had 'perverted scripture' which they had 'wrested and tortured for the purpose of making them speak the Unitarian language'.