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Historia Ecclesiastica (De origine schismatico Ecclesiae papisticae bicornis)

Historia Ecclesiastica (De origine schismatico Ecclesiae papisticae bicornis)
Historia Ecclesiastica (De origine schismatico Ecclesiae papisticae bicornis)

Isaac Newton

Affiliation: Not available

Biography: Isaac Newton (Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, 1642 - Londres, 1727)

Pablo Toribio Pérez (edicion)

Affiliation: Instituto Leibniz de Historia Europea (Maguncia, Alemania)

Biography: Pablo Toribio Pérez (Sevilla, 1984) se licenció en Filología Clásica en la Universidad de Sevilla en 2007 y obtuvo, entre otros, el Primer Premio Nacional de Fin de Carrera. Se doctoró en 2011 en la misma Universidad con la tesis en la que se basa este libro, que llevó a cabo en el Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales del CSIC (Madrid) gracias al programa JAE, como miembro del proyecto «Edición crítica de textos inéditos de Isaac Newton en lengua latina» (FFI2010-19084). Ha realizado estancias de investigación en la Universidad Católica de Lovaina (Bélgica), en la Universidad de Leiden (Países Bajos), en la Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalén (Israel) y en la Universidad de Rostock (Alemania). Su tesis ha recibido los premios de la Fundación Pastor y de la Sociedad Española de Estudios Clásicos. En la actualidad es miembro del grupo de investigación de la Junta de Andalucía «Antonio Tovar» (HUM-173) y trabaja como investigador post-doctoral en el Instituto Leibniz de Historia Europea, en Maguncia (Alemania).

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Isaac Newton
Edition: Pablo Toribio Pérez

About the authors 

Publication year: 2013

Language: Spanish; Latin

Subjects: Philosophy and Religion, Linguistics and Philology

Collection: Nueva Roma


This book provides a critical edition of Isaac Newton’s (1642- 1727) lengthiest known Latin text after his Principia (1687), which is identified and edited here for the first time. This work, Historia Ecclesiastica, is contained in the largest section of a lengthy manuscript from the Yahuda collection at the National Library of Israel, Jerusalem (Yahuda Ms. 19, ff. 1-143), and complemented with a shorter one from the same collection (Yahuda Ms. 12); the beginning of the work is written in the final pages of a third manuscript (Yahuda Ms. 1.5, ff. 78-85). It consists of an unfinished work on ancient church history, most likely written towards the end of the 1680s, beginning with the stated purpose of proving through sources that «the papist Church» (identified as the two-horned Beast of Revelation) «was born from schism and heresy» in the fourth century, under the leadership of Athanasius of Alexandria and his followers; the main part of the text provides a detailed analysis of ecclesiastical events between 323 and 328. These contents are in keeping with the rest of Newton’s approximately one hundred so-termed theological writings, currently scattered in around thirty libraries in the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel and Switzerland. They all provide evidence that the Cambridge mathematician devoted decades to the pursuit of highly heterodox historical and theological research, grounded on interpretation of Revelation and considerably similar to the writings of other heterodox authors of his time. Newton only made a few close acquaintances aware of this aspect of his intellectual activity, which he considered intimately related to his work in Physics and Mathematics. Beginning in the last third of the twentieth century, this part of Newton’s works, the most abundant in words, has drawn attention from a growing number of historians of science, but from only a few philologists.

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Physical Description : 628 p. ; 24 cm

ISBN: 978-84-00-09736-3

eISBN: 978-84-00-09737-0

Publication: Madrid : Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2013

Reference CSIC: 12263

Other data: Based on the author's thesis

Review in: Niccolò Guicciardini, « Isaac Newton, Pablo Toribio Pérez (ed.): Historia Ecclesiastica (De origine schismatico Ecclesiae papisticae bicornis) », Early Science and Medicine, 2014, 19(2): 186-189 [online]. DOI: 10.1163/15733823-00192p04

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