Newton, Sir Isaac

Newton, Sir Isaac
   Newton was born in Lincolnshire and was educated at the University of Cambridge. A committed member of the Church of England, he none the less had fairly unconventional religious views, rejecting the notion of the Trinity. He was the most eminent scientist of his day and is remembered for his formulation of the law of gravity, for the separation of white light into colours through a prism and for his discovery of differential calculus. He believed that the findings of science revealed the perfect transcendence and omnipotence of God.
   Among his works were Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica and a work of apocalyptic speculation, Observations on the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St John.
   F.E. Manuel, The Religion of Isaac Newton (1974);
   R.S. Westfall, The Life of Isaac Newton (1993).

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