Dr. Paul Greenham

Paul completed his PhD studies at the University of Toronto. He is currently pursuing his postdoctoral research at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University. In his research, Paul investigates Isaac Newton’s use of prophetic texts and interpretative guides—especially those drawn from Jewish and Arab traditions—in Newton's writings on biblical prophecy recorded in the Yahuda manuscript collection. By knowing the degree to which Newton used texts and the manner of that use, we can determine his novel contributions to scholarship and to both textual and non-textual methods of reasoning in the sciences. Paul hopes his research will contribute to debates on the place of biblical hermeneutics in the development of scientific method and thus to play an important role in wider discussions of the relationship between science and religion.