Isaac Newton – Two books relating to religion

The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended. to Which Is Prefixed, a Short Chronicle, from the First Memory of Things in Europe, to the Conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great by Sir Isaac Newton
  • Books (two)
  • 376 pages;
  • Level: university

Isaac Newton, one of the most prominent scientific figures in history, is often said to have written more about theology than about mathematics and physics. However, his views on the nature of God were unorthodox, and much of what he wrote regarding matters relating to religion was never published. However, his Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms was published in 1728.  It contains material such as Newton’s diagram of the Temple of Solomon, shown here.  Newton’s Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John, was published posthumously in 1733 and is another example of Newton’s writing on matters relating to religion.

Click here for Chronology, courtesy of Erara.

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