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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Then he treats inanimate mixed bodies , starting with the imperfectly mixed , that
is , meteors , by which he means rain and wind , and proceeding to the perfectly
mixed , that is , stones , metals , and minerals . He proceeds to animate bodies ...
Mather probably means well touched , i . e . , well magnetized . 6 . A dram is one -
sixteenth of an ounce in avoirdupois weight . 7 . Applied to things , the word shod
means tipped or edged with metal . 8 . A grain , the smallest United States and ...
Exuviae " means “ parts sloughed off . ” By " adventitious Fossils ” Mather means
accidental fossils , that is , petrified remains of real organisms . In this passage he
separates them from minerals . But see n . 17 below . 5 . Potter ' s earth is a ...
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