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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How agreeable the Shade of Plants , let every Man say that sits 65 under his own
Vine , and under his own Fig - tree ! ... 70 Our Saviour says of the Lillies ( which
some , not without reason , suppose to be Tulips ) that Solomon in all his Glory ...
An acute Philosopher85 says justly , “ These are wonderful and surprizing
Instances of Foresight and Counsel , in the Being who framed those Organs . ” 25
But why don ' t we see double with our two Eyes ? Galen , and others after him ,
I have nothing to say on the behalf of the Zeal in those Christianized Jews , who
probably were the Authors of these Coins , a Zeal that boild into so needless an
Expression of an Homage , that indeed cannot be too much expressed in 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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