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The Books of Nature and Scripture : Recent Essays on Natural Philosophy, Theology and Biblical Criticism in the Netherlands of Spinoza's Time and the British Isles of Newton's Time - James E. Force

The Books of Nature and Scripture

Recent Essays on Natural Philosophy, Theology and Biblical Criticism in the Netherlands of Spinoza's Time and the British Isles of Newton's Time

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

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1994
ISBN: 9780792324676
Number Of Pages: 230

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Dick Popkin and James Force have attended a number of recent conferences where it was apparent that much new and important research was being done in the fields of interpreting Newton's and Spinoza's contributions as biblical scholars and of the relationship between their biblical scholarship and other aspects of their particular philosophies. This collection represents the best current research in this area. It stands alone as the only work to bring together the best current work on these topics. Its primary audience is specialised scholars of the thought of Newton and Spinoza as well as historians of the philosophical ideas of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

Introduction
Spinoza and Bible Scholarshipp. 1
Comments on R. Popkin's Paperp. 21
Irrationality With or Without Reason: An Analysis of Chapter XV of the Tractatus Theologico-politicusp. 25
More, Newton, and the Language of Biblical Prophecyp. 39
"Making a Shew": Apocalyptic Hermeneutics and the Sociology of Christian Idolatry in the Work of Isaac Newton and Henry Morep. 55
Newton on Kabbalahp. 89
One Prophet Interprets Another: Sir Isaac Newton and Danielp. 105
"Pray Do Not Ascribe that Notion to Me": God and Newton's Gravityp. 123
Isaac Newton and Thomas Burnet: Biblical Criticism and the Crisis of Late Seventeenth-Century Englandp. 149
The God of Abraham and Isaac (Newton)p. 179
"Moses's Principia": Hutchinsonianism and Newton's Criticsp. 201
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780792324676
ISBN-10: 0792324676
Series: International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives Inte
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 30th September 1994
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.51

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