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.
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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.