Isaac Newton, heretic: the strategies of a Nicodemite

@article{Snobelen1999IsaacNH,
  title={Isaac Newton, heretic: the strategies of a Nicodemite},
  author={Stephen D. Snobelen},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={32},
  pages={381 - 419}
}
  • Stephen D. Snobelen
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • History
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night… John 3: 1–2 A lady asked the famous Lord Shaftesbury what religion he was of. He answered the religion of wise men. She asked, what was that? He answered, wise men never tell. Diary of Viscount Percival (1730), i, 113 NEWTON AS HERETIC Isaac Newton was a heretic. But like Nicodemus, the secret disciple of Jesus, he never made a public declaration of his private faith – which the orthodox… 
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