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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Here , at last , Mather largely frees himself from his sources . The transition
comes in a paragraph based on a French author , Daniel Tauvry . In it Mather
declares that the union between the soul and body is " altogether inexplicable ...
Why the visual Rays coming in strait Lines by those Points of the Sensory , or the
Retina , which they touch , affect the common Sense or Soul , 73 according to
their direction ; 99 they signify to it , that the several Parts of the Object , from ...
The SOUL , which has mustered the many Thoughts wherewith our Christian
Philosopher has fill ' d his Pages , must now be thought 30 upon . But oh ! How
much is the Father of Spirits221 to be herewith acknowledged and glorified !
Even the ...
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