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 Danube , in a sober Account , as Bohun computes , runs fifteen hundred
Miles in a strait Line from its Rise to its Fall . The Nile , according to Varenius ,
allowing for Curvatures , runs three thousand Miles ; and the Niger two thousand
... which was the first that had ever been seen in Europe ; and within an hundred
Years the smoking of it grew so much into fashion , that the very Customs of it
brought four hundred thousand Pounds 80 a Year into the English Treasury .
The Sum of all the Particles that are strained thro the cuticular Glands , is reckon '
d by Sanctorius to amount to about fifty Ounces in a day ; so that supposing a
Man ' s Body to weigh one hundred and sixty Pounds , in fifty one Days a 60 ...
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