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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I serve you , so that you may serve the Creator . " 42 . Zabian , or Sabian , is an
erroneous usage for a worshiper of “ the host of heaven " ; that is , a star -
worshiper . adore the Creatures more than the Creator ! 46 By. 43 . “ Whatever
65 The Sun waits upon the Rain , the Rain upon the Grass , the Grass serves the
Cattel , the Cattel serve thee , and if thou serve GOD , then thou makest good the
highest Link in that golden Chain , whereby Heaven is joined to Earth ; then ...
How commodiously are the Nerves , wherewith four of the Senses are served , as
well as all the superiour Parts , all sent out the 45 shortest and safest ways , thro
proper Holes in the Head . And those that serve the Inferiour , carried down in a ...
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