Newton and Religion : Context, Nature, and Influence
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.
- Hardback | 333 pages
- 160 x 240 x 20.57mm | 1,460g
- 01 Jul 1999
- Dordrecht, Netherlands
- 1999 ed.
- 1 Illustrations, black and white; XVII, 333 p. 1 illus.
Table of contents
Foreword; J.E. Force. Introduction; R.H. Popkin. Essay 1. Alchemy and Eschatology: Exploring the Connections between John Dee and Isaac Newton; D.E. Harkness. Essay 2. Newton and the Rosicrucian Enlightenment; A.P. Coudert. Essay 3. From Paracelsus to Newton: The Word of God, the Book of Nature, and the Eclipse of the `Emblematic World View'; J.J. Bono. Essay 4. `Acceptable to inquisitive men': Some Simonian Contexts for Newton's Biblical Criticism, 1680-1692; J.A.I. Champion. Essay 5. Those `Whose Business It Is To Cavill': Newton's Anti-Catholicism; R. Iliffe. Essay 6. Newton, Corruption, and the Tradition of Universal History; R. Markley. Essay 7. Newton's Of the Church: Its Contents and Implications; M. Goldish. Essay 8. The Seven Trumpets and the Seven Vials: Apocalypticism and Christology in Newton's Theological Writings; S. Hutton. Essay 9. Interpretive Strategies in Newton's Theologiae gentilis origines philosophiae; K.J. Knoespel. Essay 10. Newton's Apocalypse; M. Murrin. Essay 11. Newton and the Guaranteeing God; G.A.J. Rogers. Essay 12. Newton, the `Ancients', and the `Moderns'; J.E. Force. Essay 13. The Logic of Millennial Thought: Sir Isaac Newton Among His Contemporaries; R. Smolinski. Index.