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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In short , “ The Divine Reason runs like a Golden Vein through the whole Leaden
Mine of Brutal Nature " ( 172 : 69 – 71 ) . Some writers had made a special case
for reason in quadrupeds . As Mather observes , Girolamo Rorario had written ...
171 Reason was also a basic commitment of the Enlightenment . To be sure ,
Puritan thought had always placed a high valuation on the rational faculty . In the
older tradition , the emphasis was on the connection between nature and divine ...
REASON , what is it , but a Faculty formed by God , in the Mind of Man , enabling
him to discern certain Maxims of Truth , which 80 God himself has established ,
and to make true Inferences from them ! In all the Dictates of Reason , there is the
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