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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
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
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
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