Sunday, October 01, 2017

Genius and crackpot …

… Isaac Newton was a fierce critic of the Trinitarian corruption of Christianity: Priest of Nature reviewed | The Spectator. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

He had researched every aspect of the history of Catholic doctrine, and his account of how the Creeds evolved, though laced with the violent anti-Catholic prejudice of their times and coloured by apocalyptic fervour, would be broadly in step with the mainstream of scholarship since the 19th century: namely that full-blown doctrinal Trinitarianism can only be found in the New Testament if the reader, consciously or unconsciously, puts it there.
Really? “The Simom Peter answered, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Sounds pretty clear to me.

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