James Fisher

(1697—1775) a founder of the Secession church

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FISHER, James Neil (1917 - 1997), Partner, Theodore Goddard & Co., Solicitors, 1951–83, Senior Partner, 1980–83

Communion of Immigrants: A History of Catholics in America. By James T. Fisher (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. x plus 166pp. $9.95)

James T. Fisher. Dr. America: The Lives of Thomas A. Dooley, 1927–1961. (Culture, Politics, and the Cold War.) Amherst: University of Massachusetts Pesss. 1997. Pp. x, 304. $29.95

FISHER, William James (died 1924), JP London, 1906; Chairman, Holborn Bench of Justices; Member, County Licensing Committee, since 1910; Visiting Justice, Wormwood Scrubs Prison, since 1915

Dr. America: The Lives of Thomas A. Dooley, 1927–1961. By James T. Fisher. (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1997. xiv, 304 pp. $29.95, ISBN 1-55849-067-1)

On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York. By James T. Fisher. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009. xvi, 370 pp. $29.95, ISBN 978-08014-4804-1.)

HANNON, Patrick Joseph Henry (1874 - 1963), Vice-President, Commonwealth-Industries Association and of Federation British Industries; Deputy Chairman, Sheffields Ltd; late Deputy Chairman Birmingham Small Arms Group of Companies and Daimler Company; late Director James Booth & Co. Ltd; Member Dollar Exports Council; President: Aston Villa Football Club; Midland Assoc. of Building Societies; Past President: Ideal Benefit Society; Birmingham Boys’ and Girls’ Union; Society of Commercial Accountants; Member Court of Governors, Birmingham University; Governor John Fisher School; Vice-President and Member Council, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; late Member Post Office Advisory Council; Vice-President Royal Eye Hospital, SE1; Hon. Treasurer, Apostleship of the Sea; late Public Morality Council; Chairman Political Committee Constitutional Club, 1927–36 (Chairman of Club, 1936–55, Vice-President, 1955–); late Chairman, Political Cttee Carlton Club


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Joseph Fisher was vicar of Drax in Yorkshire, information disclosed on the title-page of his Review of the Doctrine of Philosophical Necessity illustrated by Dr. Priestley (1779). The work is dedicated to William Markham, Archbishop of York, an intemperate man well known for his dislike of the dissenters, and presumably represents an attempt to gain preferment. It is one of the least, possibly the least, important replies to Priestley. The broad thrust of Fisher's argument is that Priestley's necessitarianism is to set laws of nature above the paramount will of God, which is blasphemous. In Fisher's account the same cause can have different effects. Fisher was also the anonymous author of Remarks on a Remarker on a late Publication by William Burgh L.L.D. (1775). Burgh's work was an attack on the Unitarian views of Theophilus Lindsey: the ‘Remarker’ Anthony Temple was an associate of Lindsey. Fisher defends Burgh's views.

From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

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