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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The Spherical Figure of our Globe has numerous and marvellous 35
Conveniencies , whereof no Man that seriously considers it can be insensible .
How incommodious must an Angular Figure have been ; or such an one as many
of the ...
The Figure of our Globe is most probably that of an Oblate Spheroid . It swells
towards the Æquatorial Parts , and flats towards the Polar ; according to Sir Isaac
Newton , the Diameter of the Globe 75 is about thirty - four Miles longer than the ...
Behold , the Disposition of the magnetical Vertue , as it is throughout the whole
Globe of the Earth at this day ! 40 But now to solve the Phænomena ! We may
reckon the external Parts of our Globe as a Shell , the internal as a Nucleus , or
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