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Open Class: Newtonian Heterodoxies

Theory of the Earth
Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 3:40 pm – 5:20 pm

This course studies the relationship between science and religion from the Middle Ages through the modern period. Are they incompatible, independent, compatible, or cooperative? How have they come to be seen as metaphysically distinct? 

These questions inform our Science and Religion course, and we're inviting prospective students to join us online for one seminar from the course to get a taste of what studying at CEU is really like.

Assigned reading:

William Whiston, A New Theory of the Earth, From its Original, to the Consummation of all Things (1696) (and full text).

Isaac Newton, fragments from a Treatise on Revelation 

Margaret Jacobs, "Christianity and the Newtonian worldview," God and Nature (1986).


Sign up here, and the zoom link and readings will be emailed to you a week in advance of the class.