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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4 , pt . 1 , chap . 3 , 15 ( 2 : 337 ) . My translation , based largely on that of Boehm .
134 : 93 – 135 : 18 This material draws upon Derham , pp . 445 - 48 and nn .
4135 : 24 - 34 Mather again borrows from Derham , pp . 448 – 49 n . 9 . Derham ...
240 : 73 – 241 : 1 These two paragraphs are derived from Derham , pp . 33438
and notes , except for the phrase " the Sol Microcosmi " ( 241 : 94 ) , which is
taken from Ray , p . 267 . The ultimate sources of the Latin quotations are Galen ,
252 : 91 - 99 Mather ' s source is Derham , p . 9o and nn . 4 - 6 . The ultimate
source of the Pliny quotations is Natural History , 5 . 8 , 46 and 7 . 2 , 23 – 24 .
252 : 96 Mandeville ' s book is based mainly upon travel accounts by others , with
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