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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39 My Saviour , thou art more precious , and more needful , and more useful to
me than the Light . I will walk in thee , and under thy Conduct ; so shall I walk in
the Light continually . 40 “ But what signifies the Light , unto him that has no Eyes
When I consider thy Heavens , O Lord , and the Stars which thou hast ordained , I
cannot but cry out , What is Man , that thou art mindful of him , and the Son of Man
, that thou visitest him ! " Unto the Father of the Faithful , 1° my GOD said , Look ...
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 ...
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