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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Probably at most a few hundred copies were printed . The book was probably
bound in paneled sprinkled calfskin . The text is remarkably free of errors , a
marvel , granting the complexity of the treatise and the opportunities for mishap in
... Kidneys of Animals have had their Worms ; yea , Verzascha has found them (
without a Metaphor ) in the Brains of Men ; probably they were laid in the
Lamina85 of the Nostrils , and gnawed their way into the Brains thro the Os
43 : 85 – 88 This material is probably drawn from Harris , LT , 1 : 5 . v . “ Saturn . ”
Much of the information is available in fragmentary form in Derham 2 , p . 188 n .
3 , and in Huygens , Celestial Worlds Discover ' d , p . 124 . 43 : 89 – 90 The ...
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In this lengthy study, originally published in 1721, Mather (1633-1728) examined Scripture and nature-the two great books of God-in order to show that the new science of Newton and his contemporaries ... Прочитајте целу рецензију
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