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Humanities and Science University Journal № 48 (Philology and Archaeology, World History, Art History), 2019

Jewish Scattering and the Period of “Universal Apostasy” of Roman Catholics as the Two Markers of the World History in Isaac Newton’s Civilization Theory

K. S. Sharov
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The paper covers the civilization theory of the English scientist, theolo-
gian and historian Isaac Newton regarding the question of the Jewish 
scattering, future restoration of the state of Israel, and the process of 
“universal apostasy”, a historical course of events that is described in 
the Bible, and which Newton interpreted as the apostasy of the Roman 
Catholic Church from the true Christian faith. Investigating a number 
of unpublished Newton’s archival manuscripts, the author draws a 
conclusion that Newton considered the course of the Jewish captivity 
which had begun in 70 AD with the destruction of Jerusalem by the 
Romans, and the course of the “apostasy” of the Catholic Church as 
synchronous historical processes, which, however, would end at slightly 
different times.
Keywords: Israel, Jewish scattering, Isaac Newton, history of the Jews, the second Jewish captivity, Roman Catholicism. 
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