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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But yet , as amazing Masses as these all are , they are all far outdone by that
Globe of Fire , the Sun : which , as it is the Fountain of Light and Heat unto all the
Planets about it , by its kind Influences affording them the great 35 Comforts of
6 APPENDIX . Of HEAT . W E should be forgetful , if we take our leave of the
Heavenly Bodies , and say nothing of Heat , whereof they have so much 80
among them . To the Heat of Bodies it is requisite , that the small parts of it be
agitated with ...
And yet Water would not perform this Office and Service to the 10 Plants , if it be
not assisted with a due quantity of Heat ; Heat must concur , or Vegetation will not
succeed . Hence as the Heat of several Seasons affords a different face ...
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