Luther Reformation freestyler Isaac Newton 1642-1727: Scientist extraordinaire Newton was, as considered by others within his own lifetime, an insightful and erudite theologian. He wrote many religious tracts dealing with the literal interpretation of the Bible. Newton’s conception of the physical world provided a stable model of the natural world that would reinforce stability and harmony in the civic world. Newton saw a monotheistic God as the masterful Creator whose existence could not be denied in the face of the grandeur of all Creation. Although born into an Anglican family, by his 30s (age) Newton held a Christian faith of authenticity and independence free of “playing orthodox church.”

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Isaac Newton

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton%27s_religious_views

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As is found among some of the established intellectuals of the Renaissance age, Newton believed that ancient philosophers and religious persons had gained insight into the truth of the nature of the world and universe, but this truth having become hidden within the language of the recording of the truth at the time and by later medieval scholars (Albertus Magnus, Arnold of Villanova and Roger Bacon) that required deciphering in order to be understood. The belief in the wisdom of the ancients, that thinking was intelligent and knowing in the civilization of classical religious figures (Jesus of Nazareth, the prophet Isiah and Solomon) and writers (Plato and Democritus) is known as prisca sapientia.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Atlantis

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Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence, wrote:

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“Bacon, Locke and Newton.

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I consider them as the three greatest men that have ever lived, without any exception, and as having laid the foundation of those superstructures which have been raised in the Physical and Moral sciences.” 

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