Judaism in the Theology of Sir Isaac Newton / Edition 1

Judaism in the Theology of Sir Isaac Newton / Edition 1

by M. Goldish
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0792349962

ISBN-13: 9780792349969

Pub. Date: 03/31/1998

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This book is based on my doctoral dissertation from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1996) of the same title. As a master's student, working on an entirely different project, I was well aware that many of Newton's theological manuscripts were located in our own Jewish National and University Library, but I was under the mistaken assumption that scores of highly

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This book is based on my doctoral dissertation from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1996) of the same title. As a master's student, working on an entirely different project, I was well aware that many of Newton's theological manuscripts were located in our own Jewish National and University Library, but I was under the mistaken assumption that scores of highly qualified scholars must be assiduously scouring them and publishing their results. It never occurred to me to look at them at all until, having fmished my master's, I spoke to Professor David Katz at Tel-Aviv University about an idea I had for doctoral research. Professor Katz informed me that the project I had suggested was one which he himself had just fmished, but that I might be interested in working on the famous Newton manuscripts in the context of a project being organized by him, Richard Popkin, James Force, and the late Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs, to study and publish Newton's theological material. I asked him whether he was not sending me into the shark-infested waters of highly competitive scholarship, and learned that in fact there were only a handful of scholars in the world who actively studied and published on Newton's theology. At the time the group consisted mainly of Popkin, Force, Dobbs, Frank Manuel, Kenneth Knoespel, and David Castillejo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792349969
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
03/31/1998
Series:
International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idees Series, #157
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

A Note on Textsix
Prefacexi
1.Introduction1
2.The Background of Newton's Jewish Studies17
3.Judaism in Newton's History of Early Religion39
4.Judaism in Newton's Study of Scriptural Prophecy57
5.The Temple of Jerusalem in Newton's Thought85
6.Judaism in Newton's Church History109
7.Kabbalah and the Corruption of the Primitive Church141
Conclusion163
Appendices167
A.From the Irenicum (Keynes, MS. 3)
B.From Of the Church (Bodmer MS., Ch. 9/10)
C.From Of the Church (Bodmer MS., Ch. 3, 4, 5, 12/13)
D.From Of the Church (Bodmer MS., "Additional Chapters," Ch. 1)
E.From Of the Church (Bodmer MS., "Additional Chapters," fragments)
F.From Of Prophecy (Yahuda MS. 9.2)
Bibliography219
Index235

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