The Christian Philosopher
University of Illinois Press, 1994 - 488 страница
The prominent Puritan clergyman Cotton Mather published The Christian Philosopher in 1721, eight years after he had been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. The first comprehensive book on science written by an American, it was intended to demonstrate the harmony between science and religion. Mather surveyed all the known sciences from astronomy and physics to human anatomy. He presented evidence that both celestial and terrestrial phenomena imply an intelligent designer. Winton Solberg's introduction places Mather's treatise in its widest historical context. In addition to tracing the origins and sources of Mather's work, Solberg analyzes the book's contents, its reception, and its significance in American intellectual and cultural history. This edition returns Mather to his rightful place in American thought, as a deeply religious intellectual whose warm reception of the new science helped bridge the gap between the medieval worldview and the scientific revolution of Copernicus and Newton.
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10 15 that my Service to the Glorious GOD may be as obedient , as willing , as
ready , as what his Creatures yield to me ! " It has been excellently well proposed
; Cum cæteræe Creaturae universæ omnibus Viribus , in Hominis Utilitatem ...
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this Devotion : That the first Creature of Sense ... If we should not from the View of
thy Creatures have our Hearts drawn up 40 to thy Praises , we should to our ...
A View of the Creation 329 is to be taken , with suitable Acknowledgments of the
glorious CHRIST , in whom the eternal Son of go God330 has personally united
Himself to ONE of His Creatures , and becomes on his account propitious to all ...
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