Newton: The Dark Heretic

Today on Discovery Enterprise we will offer an entirely different portrait of one of the greatest minds in science-Sir Isaac Newton.

Newton was the brilliant scientist who formulated the laws of motion that bare his name and the discoverer of the law of universal gravitation, but he was also an alchemist and a theologian.


This documentary uncovers for the first time the original manuscript where Newton forecast the date of the end of the world.

Newton, the father of modern mathematics, dedicated a large part of his life to a quest to decode the Bible which he believed to be the word of God.

For over fifty years, he studied the Bible trying to unravel God’s secret laws of the Universe. He was fanatical in his quest to discover the date for the Second Coming of Christ and the end of the world.

Isaac Newton was one of the world’s first great experimental and theoretical physicist but, perhaps he was also one of the last of the great magicians of the medieval tradition.

Newton: The Dark Heretic

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1 Response to “Newton: The Dark Heretic”


  1. 1 Dennis Chamberland November 16, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Sir Issac Newton was more of a theologian than anything else. He published his most brilliant work 'the Principia' only at the insistent request of a good friend. Otherwise, he was mostly involved in his work on Biblical hermeneutics was the work he most loved with a few minor diversions that eventually led to the foundation of modern science.


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