Theology Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

Faur, Jose. "Newton, Maimonides, and Esoteric Knowledge." Cross Currents: Religion and Intellectual Life 40, No. 4 (Winter 1990-91): 526-38.

Examines Newton's interest in the fundamental Rabbinic views on religion and the relation between Newton's views on the harmony between science and religion and those views held by Maimonides, "the most successful thinker to emerge from the Jewish Golden Age."

Ferrone, Vincenzo. "Enlightened Catholics and Newtonian Natural Theology." In The Intellectual Roots of the Italian Enlightenment: Newtonian Science, Religion, and Politics in the Early Eighteenth Century, translated by Sue Brotherton, pp. 63-88. New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1995.

Traces the flow of Newton's writings to Italy and discusses the appeal to "enlightened Catholics" of Newton's conception of a universe in which God directly and regularly intervened "through active and immaterial principles."

Hall, Rupert A. Philosophers at War: The Quarrel Between Newton and Leibniz. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980, 338 p.

Investigates the nature and development of the ongoing debate between Newton and Leibniz concerning mathematics, science, and theology.

Kubrin, David. "Newton and the Cyclical Cosmos: Providence and the Mechanical Philosophy." Journal of the History of Ideas XXVIII, No. 3 (July-September 1967): 325-46.

Analyzes Newton's belief in a cosmos that was "unwinding" in such a way that intervention from its Creator would be necessary.