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Newton and Religion : Context, Nature, and Influence - James E. Force

Newton and Religion

Context, Nature, and Influence

By: James E. Force (Editor), Richard H. Popkin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1999
ISBN: 9780792357445
Number Of Pages: 333

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Over the past twenty-five years - since the very large collection of Newton's papers became available and began to be seriously examined - the beginnings of a new picture of Newton has emerged. This volume of essays builds upon the foundation of its authors in their previous works and extends and elaborates the emerging picture of the `new' Newton, the great synthesizer of science and religion as revealed in his intellectual context.

Foreword
Introduction
Alchemy and Eschatology: Exploring the Connections between John Dee and Isaac Newtonp. 1
Newton and the Rosicrucian Enlightenmentp. 17
From Paracelsus to Newton: The Word of God, the Book of Nature, and the Eclipse of the "Emblematic World View"p. 45
"Acceptable to inquisitive men": Some Simonian Contexts for Newton's Biblical Criticism, 1680-1692p. 77
Those "Whose Business It Is To Cavill": Newton's Anti-Catholicismp. 97
Newton, Corruption, and the Tradition of Universal Historyp. 121
Newton's Of the Church: Its Contents and Implicationsp. 145
The Seven Trumpets and the Seven Vials: Apocalypticism and Christology in Newton's Theological Writingsp. 165
Interpretive Strategies in Newton's Theologiae gentilis origines philosophiaep. 179
Newton's Apocalypsep. 203
Newton and the Guaranteeing Godp. 221
Newton, the "Ancients," and the "Moderns"p. 237
The Logic of Millennial Thought: Sir Isaac Newton Among His Contemporariesp. 259
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780792357445
ISBN-10: 0792357442
Series: International Archives of the History of Ideas / Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Idees
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 333
Published: 30th June 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.46