Newton was born into an anglican family three months after the death of his father, a prosperous farmer also named isaac newton. Isaac newton was born on dec 25, 1642, in woolsthorpe, england his father died before he was born, and when he was only three his mother, hannah newton, remarried and moved away, leaving him to be raised by an uncle he was sent to the local grammar school, and for a time it was expected that he.
One of the main reasons that newton’s theories have made such a great impact on society as opposed to the discoveries made by other scientists, owes greatly to the fact that his contributions to science have helped to explain the world around us. Isaac newton (4 january 1643 – 31 march 1727) was considered an insightful and erudite theologian by his contemporaries    he wrote many works that would now be classified as occult studies and religious tracts dealing with the literal interpretation of the bible. Isaac was shipped seven miles north to the king’s school in grantham, where he lodged with an apothecary it was at the king’s school that newton’s promise as a scholar was first recognised a new world opened up before newton when he arrived at the university of cambridge in 1661.
Barrow persuades newton to allow him to demonstrate the telescope to the royal society, where it causes a sensation newton writes de methodis serierum et fluxionum (on the method of series and fluxions), expounding the principles of calculus, though this is not published until 1736. Sir isaac newton (1642-1727), in england, rejected the doctrine of the trinity and wrote detailed historical and scriptural reasons for doing so, but he did not have these published during his lifetime, evidently out of fear of the consequences. Isaac newton: his science and religion stephen d snobelen newton in history and historiography the creation of a myth “in the eighteenth century and since, newton came to be thought of as the first and greatest of the modern a ge of sc ientists, a rationalist, one who taug ht us to think on the l ines of cold a nd untinctured reason. Steven e jones, “a brief survey of sir isaac newton's views on religion,” in converging paths to truth, ed michael d rhodes and j ward moody (provo, ut: religious studies center, brigham young university salt lake city: deseret book, salt lake city, 2011), 61–78.
Full of surprising and eccentric characters, from the co-discoverer of neptune to a jewish biblical scholar to renowned economist john maynard keynes, the story of newton’s papers is also the story of changing attitudes towards the private and public lives of scientists, the relationship between science and religion, and the role of science in society. Brief overview isaac newton was born on dec 25, 1642, in woolsthorpe, england his father died before he was born, and when he was only three his mother, hannah newton, remarried and moved away, leaving him to be raised by an uncle.
Sir isaac newton, tho' a great mathematician, was a man of very little religion, in so much that he is ranked with the heterodox men of the age nay they stick not to make him, with respect to belief, of no better principles than mr woolaston [corrected later to wolston], who hath written so many vile books and make so much noise. For newton the world of science was by no means the whole of life he spent more time on theology than on science indeed, he wrote about 13 million words on biblical subjects yet this vast legacy lay hidden from public view for two centuries until the auction of his nonscientific writings in 1936.
Portrait of isaac newton by françois boucher (1741) credit: © the royal society event details when isaac newton died in 1727, he left behind more than ten million written words on religion, alchemy and church history.