Written in English
Religion and faith dominated much of Newton"s life and work. His papers, never made available to the public, were filled with biblical speculation and timelines along with passages that excoriated the early Church fathers. Indeed, his radical theological leanings rendered him a heretic, according to the doctrines of the Anglican Church.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|LC Classifications||B1299.N34 I45 2017|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 522 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates|
|Number of Pages||522|
|LC Control Number||2013032052|
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