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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This is the Sun ' s Rays reflected from the bright Hemisphere of the Earth , to the
dark Parts of the Moon ; and thence again reflected unto the Earth , destitute of
the Light of the Sun . This is by Tacquet and Zucchius more largely discoursed on
2 The various Moulds and Soils of the Earth declare the admirable Wisdom of the
Creator , in making such a provision for a vast 55 variety of Intentions . God said ,
Let the Earth bring forth ! And yet , Nec vero Terræ ferre omnes omnia possunt ...
cesses of Nature under ground ; and behold , that even the strongest of our Piles
of Building , whose Foundation we think is laid firm and fast , yet are set upon an
Arch or Bridge , made by the bending Parts of the Earth one upon another , over ...
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