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William Whiston
Honest Newtonian

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Richard H. Popkin
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  • Date Published: June 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521524889

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  • William Whiston succeeded Sir Isaac Newton as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge in 1703. Like his predecessor, Whiston presents an interesting combination of the scientific and the theological mind, but whereas Newton carefully concealed the true nature of his religious beliefs, Whiston, a well-known preacher, did not. This is the first modern full-length study of Whiston's Newtonian rapprochement between science and religion. Professor Force examines the writings in which Whiston applies his Newtonian Biblical interpretation to social, political, and theological issues in the context of the Newtonian movement at the turn of the eighteenth century. The book revises the conventional view of Whiston as a figure peripheral to the Newtonian movement and reveals the nature of Whiston's 'Newtonianism' and his individual eccentricities. It also offers valuable insights into Newton himself and the religious beliefs he so often concealed.

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    • Date Published: June 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521524889
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.467kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Foreword Richard H. Popkin
    Preface
    Introduction: Erkennen and Verstehen in the history of philosophy, and William Whiston's 'Newtonianism'
    1. The temper and times of a Newtonian controversialist
    2. Whiston, the Burnet controversy, and Newtonian biblical interpretation
    3. Whiston's Newtonian argument from prophecy
    divine providence
    and the criticism of Anthony Collins
    4. Whiston's Newtonian biblical interpretation and the rage of party, radical Arianism, and millennial expectations
    5. Deism and divine providence in Whiston and Newton
    Notes
    Index.

  • Author

    James E. Force, University of Kentucky

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    Richard H. Popkin

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