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  An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture is a dissertation by the English Mathematician and Scholar Isaac Newton.
As late as 1698 the Act for the Suppression of Blasphemy and Profaneness made it an offense to deny one of the persons of the Trinity to be God, punishable with loss of office, employment and profit on the first occasion, and imprisonment for a repetition.
In 1697 Thomas Aikenhead, an eighteen-year-old student charged with denying the Trinity, was hanged at Edinburgh, Scotland.
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 Sir Isaac Newton - LoveToKnow Watches
It is known that he purchased prisms and lenses on two or three several occasions, and also chemicals and a furnace, apparently for chemical experiments; but he also employed part of his time on the theory of fluxions and other branches of pure mathematics.
The first contains an explanation of the doctrine of fluxions, and of its application to the quadrature of curves; the second, a classification of seventy-two curves of the third order, with an account of their properties.
He accordingly drew up an abstract of the system from his papers, and sent it to the princess for her own private use; but he afterwards allowed a copy to be made for the Abbe Conti on the express understanding that it should not be communicated to any other person.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Sir_Isaac_Newton   (7932 words)

An impressed force is an action exerted upon a body, in order to change its state, either of rest, or of moving uniformly forward in a straight line.
By the first two Laws and the first two Corollaries, Galileo discovered that the descent of bodies observed the duplicate ratio of the time, and that the motion of projectiles was in the curve of a parabola.
These give an account of such things as are of more general nature, which philosophy seems chiefly to be founded on—such as the density and the resistance of bodies, spaces void of all bodies, and the motion of light and sounds.
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Any formulation of an article of faith which does not insist that God is solitary, that divides worship between God and any other, or that imagines God coming into existence rather than being God eternally, is not capable of directing people toward the knowledge of God, according to the trinitarian understanding of the Old Testament.
The scriptural question, however, was sufficiently important to 16th century historical figures such as Michael Servetus as to lead them to argue the question.
Catholic doctrine became firmly rooted in the soil of Hellenism; and thus an essentially pagan idea was forcibly imposed on the churches beginning with the Constantinian period.
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 Newton and the Bible
In 1690 Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) wrote a manuscript on the corruption of the text of the New Testament concerning I John 5:7 and Timothy 3:16.
It was entitled, "A Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture." Due to the prevailing environment against criticism, he felt it unwise to profess his beliefs openly and felt that printing it in England would be too dangerous.
Two years later, Newton was informed of an attempt to publish a Latin translation of it anonymously.
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 Sir Isaac Newton Encyclopedia Articles @ AstronomyInArt.com (Astronomy in Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
When Newton was two, his mother remarried and went to live with her new husband, leaving her son in the care of his grandmother.
He discovered Newton's identities, Newton's method, classified cubic plane curves (polynomials of degree three in two variables), made substantial contributions to the theory of finite differences, and was the first to use fractional indices and to employ coordinate geometry to derive solutions to Diophantine equations.
He devoted more time to the study of the Scriptures, the Fathers, and to Alchemy than to science, and said, "I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by those who were inspired.
www.astronomyinart.com /encyclopedia/Sir_Isaac_Newton   (3993 words)

 'Acceptable to inquisitive men': some Simonian contexts for Newton's Biblical Criticism, 1680-1692'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The 'historical account', dealt as its title intimated, with 'two notable corruptions of scripture': Newton's letters were contrived and presented as studies in textual criticism not as theological polemic, 'tis no article of faith, no point of discipline, nothing but a criticism concerning a text of scripture wch I am going to write about'.
Although a reader might not be competant to assess Simon's account of this or that linguistic obscurity, or would almost certainly be unable to consult the old manuscripts he cited, it would be clear, simply from the bulk of his discussion, that the assumption that Scripture was singular, inerrant and universal was no longer tenable.
Indeed it is not an exaggeration to suggest that Simon was deliberately calculating advice to cultivate a practice of private reading and criticism: this is a model that Locke and Newton would have recognised and embraced as supporting and validating their own activity.
www.rhbnc.ac.uk /~uhra026/simon1.html   (6683 words)

 SIR - Online Information article about SIR
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Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of the Scripture, in a letter to a friend.
Trinitarians of two passages in favour of the Trinity, he became alarmed at the probable consequences of such a step.
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 Introduction to the Newton Manuscripts Catalogue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Two Letters of Sir Isaac Newton to Mr Le Clerc, (London, 1754: the text is in fact composed of two letters to John Locke) was printed from a manuscript copy in the Remonstrants' Library, Amsterdam.
An Account of the Reverend John Flamsteed the First Astronomer-Royal (London, 1835-7); A. De Morgan, Essays on the Life and Work of Newton, ed.
To an unavoidable extent, Adams and Stokes divided up the scientific papers according to the classifications prevalent in late nineteenth century science, and by rearranging the archive according to those classifications, the committee inevitably destroyed a host of clues which might have suggested how various manuscripts interrelated.
www.newtonproject.ic.ac.uk /catalogue/C01-05.htm   (3328 words)

 Sir Isaac Newton on the Bible
Issac Newton was born in Lincolnshire in 1642 and educated at Cambridge.
Below is a brief account of a famous physician and a scientist, before and after Newton, who had strong religious opinion on the Trinity.
Priestly's main contribution to the unitarians in England was comprehensive argument, both historical and philosophical, in support of the unity of God.
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 Biography of Isaac Newton, by Braden MacDonald
His Law of Universal Gravitation was the first to successfully apply a mathematic definition to gravity, saying the the gravitational force between two objects was directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
In any case, these two men are credited with laying the foundations for modern calculus, which is used today in almost every branch of science and engineering, as well as many fields of medicine and business.
His unpublished An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture identified how two verses often used for defending a traditional view of the Trinity (I John 5:7, 1 Timothy 3:16) had been changed in certain manuscripts from the original inspired text.
www.bradenm.com /writing/newton.php   (1908 words)

 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Trinity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Historically, the lack of an explicit scriptural basis for the Trinity was viewed as a disquieting problem,{{fact}} and there is evidence indicating that one mediaeval Latin writer, while purporting to quote from the First Epistle of John, inserted a passage now known as the Comma Johanneum which explicitly references the Trinity.
It may have begun as a marginal note quoting a homily of Cyprian that was inadvertently taken into the main body of the text by a copyist.
They believe this view to be supported by New Testament scriptures, including the circumstances surrounding the baptism of Jesus ({{sourcetextsource=Bible (King James)book=Matthewchapter=3verse=16range=-17}}) and Christ's prayers to God.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Trinity   (7312 words)

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Elaine Pagels and the Naag Hamdi texts not withstanding, there is historical precedence in understand the message of Muhammad in the Christian context.
Historically, Arianism was a majority opinion among Christians, but this began to change when Emperor Constantine intervened on behalf of and Trinitarians.
The Pope has declared that Islam is an Abrahamic faith and that belief in Islam qualifies a soul to enter heaven, a thought described by Moses Maimonides in his Epistle to the Yemenites in the 12th century.
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 math lessons - Isaac Newton
He is also notable for his arguments that light was composed of particles (see wave-particle duality).
He was the first to realise that the spectrum of colours observed when white light passed through a prism was inherent in the white light and not added by the prism as Roger Bacon had claimed in the 13th century.
Newton was born in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, a hamlet in the county of Lincolnshire.
www.mathdaily.com /lessons/Isaac_Newton   (2728 words)

 Trinity Encyclopedia Articles @ EasterCrafts.org (Easter Crafts)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Historically, the lack of a clear scriptural basis for the Trinity was viewed as a disquieting problem, and one mediaeval forger added a passage now known as the Comma Johanneum into the First Epistle of John explicitely referencing the trinity.
Erasmus, the compiler of the Textus Receptus, noticed that the passage was not found in any of the ancient manuscripts, but was forced by the religious authorities to continue to include it.
However, the issue is usually not controversial among them because their conception is often less exact than is discussed above (exceptions being the Presbyterian Westminster Confession 2:3, the London Baptist Confession 2:3, and the Lutheran Augsburg Confession 1:1-6, which specifically address those issues).
www.eastercrafts.org /encyclopedia/Trinity   (5576 words)

 Trinitarianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Justin Martyr says "just as we see also happening in the case of a fire, which is not lessened when it has kindled another, but remains the same; and that which has been kindled by it likewise appears to exist by itself, not diminishing that from which it was kindled.
Thus Christ is Spirit of Spirit, and God of God, as light of light is kindled." This form of thought about the Essence of the Trinity was eventually expanded upon at the First Council of Nicaea and became what is known as the Nicene Creed to combat Arianism.
In fact, while the oldest traditions hold that it is impossible to speculate concerning the being of God (see apophatic theology), yet those same traditions are particularly attentive to Trinitarian formulations, so basic to mere Christian faith is this doctrine considered to be.
en.explicatus.org /wiki/Trinitarianism   (7595 words)

 Chapter Newton <i>to</i> Norton of N by Biographical Dictionary of English Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The discovery of fluxions, which he claimed, was contested by Leibnitz, and led to a long and bitter controversy between the two philosophers.
In philosophy he was a Platonist and mystic, and was an early opponent of Locke.
Among his 23 works are An Idea of Happiness (1683), Miscellanies (1687), Theory and Regulation of Love (1688), Theory of the Ideal and Intelligible World (1701-4), and a Discourse concerning the Immortality of the Soul (1708).
www.bibliomania.com /2/3/259/1257/23430/1.html   (716 words)

 The Most Notable Corruptions of Scripture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
An Historical Account of the Two Most Notable Corruptions of Scripture is a dissertation by the English Mathematician and Scholar Isaac Newton.
First published in 1754, twenty-seven years after Newton's death, The Two Most Notable Corruptions of Scripture reviewed all the textual evidence available from ancient sources on two disputed Bible passages, First John 5:7 and 1 Timothy 3:16.
In the two hundred years and more since that treatise was compiled by Isaac Newton, only a few minor corrections have been necessary to the evidence he adduced.
www.thenazareneway.com /textual_analysis/most_notable_corruptions.htm   (576 words)

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It would be enough to take into account only that concerning the transformation of the name "Nazir", with which one called Jean of Gamala, in that of Nazarean, given to Jesus as an inhabitant of Nazareth, to understand in an absolute manner the substitution of person.
As for Mark, then, during Peter`s stay in Rome he wrote an account of the Lord`s doings, not, however, declaring all of them, nor yet hinting at the secret ones, but selecting what he thought most useful for increasing the faith of those who were being instructed.
This was an announcement clarifying that King James had personally given the church ‘Special Command’ for this particular version of the Bible to be used in preference to the vast array of Greek and Latin Vulgate Bibles current at the time.
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 Science in Christian Perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
His researches were so notable that he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society and awarded the Royal Medal.
Two brothers and a brother-in-law had left the Church of England for the Church of Rome, and people were wondering if Samuel would do the same.
His Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture indicates a high regard for the exact word of Scripture.
www.asa3.org:16080 /ASA/PSCF/1966/JASA3-66Siemens.html   (2268 words)

 Archaeoastronomy » Blog Archive » Lord Percy / Prof Fuller: Spot the Difference
At the end of his life Newton either turned from the Bible to fail at alchemy, or else the Bible’s chapters on alchemy are in error, or as a third option, Fuller is in error and the Bible is irrelevant to Newton’s scientific success.
The discussion was rather vigorous and, I think the first paper to fully synthesise the two didn’t appear till 1918 but there were arguments aplenty before them.
An excellent source on his alchemical life is Michael White’s _Isaac Newton: The Last Sorceror_.
archaeoastronomy.wordpress.com /2005/12/31/lord-percy-prof-fuller-spot-the-difference   (2314 words)

 The lie of 1 John 5:7 and Timothy 3:16
In 1690, Sir Isaac Newton (died 1727) wrote a manuscript on the corruption of the text of the New Testament concerning I John 5:7 and Timothy 3:16.
Due to the prevailing environment against criticism, he felt it unwise to profess his beliefs openly and felt that printing it in England would be too dangerous.
In all the vehement universal and lasting controversy about the Trinity in Jerome's time and both before and long enough after it, this text of the "three in heaven" was never once thought of.
www.answering-christianity.com /timothy3_16.htm   (557 words)

 What Is There Before Bigbang......? - Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums
There are two ways to live your life - one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.
An interesting point is that the 1860's was the formation of the X-Club, dedicated to lessening religious influences and propagating an image of "conflict" between science and religion.
For an atheist it is surprising Darwin never left clear instructions that he was not to receive such an evangelical send-off and memorial within Britain's holiest of shrines....
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 John Locke Bibliography -- Chapter 5, Religion, 1751-1900
Ludlam, W. Essays on scripture metaphors, divine justice, divine mercy, and the doctrine of satisfaction.
Ludlam, W. Two essays on justification and the influence of the Holy Spirit: in addition to four theological essays, lately published.
Kett, H. History the interpreter of prophecy, or, A view of scriptural prophecies and their accomplishment in the past and present occurrences of the world; with conjectures respecting their future completion.
www.libraries.psu.edu /tas/locke/ch5c.html   (1526 words)

 Isaac Newton Authors Literature Arts
He twice sat in Parliament for his Univ., and was Master of the Mint from 1699, in which capacity he presented reports on the coinage.
For a short time, after an unfortunate accident by which a number of invaluable manuscripts were burned, he suffered from some mental aberration.
In the second are his Observations upon the Prophecies of Holy Writ and An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture.
infotut.com /reference/Arts/Literature/Authors/N/Newton,_Isaac   (288 words)

 Sir Isaac Newton
What is not well known about him, however, was that he was a passionate student of the bible and of history.
He wrote over one million words of bible commentary, most notably on the interpretation of Daniel and Revelation.
In "An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture", he showed that the King James bible had been corrupted in order to support the Trinity doctrine.
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