Newton’s Religious Writings

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1.

Notes from Petavius on the Nicene Council

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 4, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00004

2.

Part of an exposition of 2 Kings, 17:15-16

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 437, The Babson College Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00082

3.

Exposition of 2 Kings 17:15-16

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 130, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00110

4.

Exposition of 2 Kings 17:15-16

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 21, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00064

5.

Untitled treatise on Revelation

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 1, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00044

6.

Fragment on Church history, mainly concerning Athanasius

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 29, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00072

7.

'Tuba Quarta' ('The Fourth Trumpet')

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 1, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00001

8.

Theological notes.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 5, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00048

9.

Fragments on the kingdoms of the European tribes, the Temple and the history of Jewish and Christian Churches

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 28, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00071

10.

Various texts on Revelation, Solomon's Temple and Church history.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 2, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00045

11.

Treatise on Church history

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 12, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00055

12.

Notes on Greek, Roman and Egyptian deities

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 33, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00075

13.

Prophesies concerning Christs 2d coming

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: ASC Ms. N47 HER, James White Library, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00088

14.

'Proœmium' and first chapter of a treatise on Church history

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 11, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00054

15.

Three bundles of notes for a work on the ancients' physico-theology, related to 'Theologiæ Gentilis Origines Philosophicæ'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 17, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00060

16.

Notes and extracts on interpreting the prophets (c. 1670s-90s).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 10, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00053

17.

Correspondence with Thomas Burnet

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 106, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00014

18.

Copy letter from Isaac Newton to Thomas Burnet

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 106(B), King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00253

19.

Treatise on Revelation

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 9, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00052

20.

Rough draft portions of and notes for 'Theologiæ Gentilis Origines Philosophicæ' and 'The Original of Monarchies'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 16, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00059

21.

Theological Notebook

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 2, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00002

22.

Two incomplete treatises on prophecy

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 5, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00005

23.

Notes on ancient history and mythology

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MSS.Temp3.Miss, Library of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00105

24.

De Gravitatione et æquipondio fluidorum

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 4003, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00093

25.

Copies of second and third 'professions of faith' by early Church Councils

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 22, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00065

26.

An Account of the Systeme of the World described in Mr Newton's Mathematicall Principles of Philosophy

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 4005, ff. 39-42, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00291

27.

Draft chapters of a treatise on the origin of religion and its corruption

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 41, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00077

28.

Notes from Ralph Cudworth on Plutarch and the 'Persian or Zoroastrian trinity'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: R.16.38. 436A, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00101

29.

'Paradoxical Questions concerning the morals & actions of Athanasius & his followers'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: **N563M3 P222, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los Angeles, California, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00117

30.

'Paradoxical Questions concerning the morals & actions of Athanasius & his followers'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 10, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00010

31.

Various drafts and copies of the Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture and related material.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 361(4), New College Library, Oxford, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00099

32.

Prolegomena ad lexici prophetici partem secundam in quibus agitur De forma sanctuarij Iudaici

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 434, The Babson College Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00079

33.

Notes on the Temple of Solomon and a tabular comparison of measurement systems

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 132, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00111

34.

Draft notes on Athanasian doctrines

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 436, The Babson College Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00081

35.

Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 10 December 1692

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: 189.R.4.47, ff. 4A-5, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00254

36.

'Variantes Lectiones Apocalypticæ'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 4, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00047

37.

Fragment on the history of apostasy

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 18, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00061

38.

Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 17 January 1692/3

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: 189.R.4.47, f. 5A, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00255

39.

Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley, dated 11 February 1692/3

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: 189.R.4.47, f. 6, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00256

40.

Original letter from Isaac Newton to Richard Bentley

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: 189.R.4.47, ff. 7-8, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00258

41.

Papers relating to chronology and 'Theologiæ Gentilis Origines Philosophicæ'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 361(3), New College Library, Oxford, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00098

42.

Miscellaneous notes on history, chronology and theology, preceded by a draft letter to 'Io. Lacy'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 31, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00073

43.

Proposals concerning calendar reform

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 24, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00067

44.

Twenty-three queries about the word ὁμοούσιος

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 11, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00011

45.

'The Original of Monarchies'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 146, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00040

46.

Drafts of the 'Short Chronicle' and 'Original of Monarchies'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 361(1), New College Library, Oxford, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00096

47.

'The synchronisms of the three parts of the prophetick Interpretation'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 6, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00049

48.

Notes on prophecies

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 8, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00051

49.

Miscellaneous drafts and fragments on prophecy

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 7, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00050

50.

'The Question stated about abstaining from blood'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: SL232, Location Unknown

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00124

51.

Expanded Latin translation of the first part of 'Two Notable Corruptions'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 20, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00063

52.

Fragments on miscellaneous theological subjects

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: SL255, Location Unknown

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00127

53.

Drafts on the history of the Church

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 15, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00058

54.

Draft notes on early Church rites and the Creed

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 438, The Babson College Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00083

55.

Fragmentary draft on the chief rulers of ancient synagogues

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 435, The Babson College Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00080

56.

Draft passages on chronology and biblical history

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 25, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00068

57.

'A short Schem of the true Religion'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 7, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00007

58.

'Irenicum, or Ecclesiastical Polyty tending to Peace'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 3, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00003

59.

Twelve articles on religion

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 8, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00008

60.

Three paragraphs on religion, with drafts

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 9, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00009

61.

Seven Statements on Religion

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Keynes Ms. 6, King's College, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00006

62.

Seven drafts of Newton's defence of the Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 27, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00070

63.

The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended (London: 1728)

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended (London: 1728).

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00183

64.

Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John (London: 1733)

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Isaac Newton, Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John (London: 1733).

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00193

65.

A Dissertation upon the Sacred Cubit of the Jews and the Cubits of the several Nations

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: John Greaves, Miscellaneous Works of Mr. John Greaves, Professor of Astronomy in the University of Oxford, vol. 2 (London: 1737), pp. 405-433.

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00276

66.

Miscellaneous notes and extracts on the Temple, the Fathers, prophecy, Church history, doctrinal issues, etc.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 14, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00057

67.

'Out of Cudworth' (early 1680s).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: fN563Z, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los Angeles, California, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00118

68.

Treatise on Church history with particular reference to the Arian controversy

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 19, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00062

69.

'Ex Marci Maximi Cæsaraugustani in Hispanijs Episcopi Chronico'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: R.16.38. 438A, Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00102

70.

Fair copies of the 'Short Chronicle' and 'Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MS Add. 3988, Cambridge University Library, Cambridge, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00090

71.

Miscellaneous theological extracts and notes

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 13, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00056

72.

Notes on early Church history and the moral superiority of the 'barbarians' to the Romans

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 39, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00076

73.

Draft chapters of The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended (post-1710).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 26, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00069

74.

Notes on Biblical chronology

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 1029, The Babson College Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00087

75.

Fragmentary notes on Church history

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: M132/2/10, Stanford University Library, Stanford, California, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00108

76.

Fragment on Church history, drawn mainly from the Annales of Baronius

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 704, The Babson College Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00084

77.

'Introductio. Continens Apocalypseos rationem generalem.'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 3, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Newton Catalogue ID: THEM00046

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