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 his incursions into geology and his study of the nature of fossils plunged him
into controversy , which became lively when rejection of the idea of spontaneous
generation caused contemporary investigators to distinguish between the living ...
Whereas they that live upon Prey appear in very little Numbers . How rarely is a
Wolf ... 62 There go is a way of living , by some called living apace ; it is indeed
not living at all , but rather dying apace ; a beastly Life ought to be a shortned one
The most complete of the many editions of that work was the one published in
three volumes at Frankfurt in 1624 . The first book was translated into English by
John Molle as The Living Librarie , or Meditations and Observations Historical ...
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