Hutchinsonianism

Hutchinsonianism

1. the theories of John Hutchinson, an 18th-century Yorkshireman, who disputed Newton’s theory of gravitation and maintained that a system of natural science was to be found in the Old Testament.
2. the tenets of the followers of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson, an antinomian who lived in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony. — Hutchinsonian, adj.
See also: Theology
1. the theories of John Hutchinson, an 18th-century Yorkshireman, who disputed Newton’s theory of gravitation and maintained that a system of natural science was to be found in the Old Testament.
2. the tenets of the followers of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson, an antinomian who lived in the early days of the Massachusetts Colony. — Hutchinsonian, adj.
See also: Bible
the theories of the 18th-century Yorkshireman John Hutchinson, which included a rejection of Newton’s theory of gravitation. See also bible; theology. — Hutchinsonian, adj.
See also: Gravity
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Among the most topical issues of the 1750s, for example, was the question of Hutchinsonianism.
Other prominent members of this oppositional group were the great Hebrew scholar Benjamin Kennicott, who outspokenly attacked Hutchinsonianism with its creed of passive obedience, and Thomas Fry, later famous as a supporter of "Wilkes and Liberty" in the University.
It was rapidly losing ground in the eighteenth century,(3) although Hutchinsonianism attracted some noteworthy adherents, as I will show in due course.

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