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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My translation . 11 : 4 - 5 I am unable to identify the source of the quotation . My
translation . 11 : 7 – 12 : 39 Ibn Tufayl ' s philosophical romance described a
religion of nature before the notion became familiar to Christians . The hero of the
Simon Ockley ' s translation from the original Arabic was published as The
Improvement of Human Reason , Exhibited in the Life of Hai Ebn Yokdhan (
London , 1708 ) . The Risala , as the book is known in Arabic , has been
regarded as the ...
I am indebted to Professor John Kevin Newman of the University of Illinois at
Urbana - Champaign for this translation . Mather quotes Tympe again in
Bethesda , p . 156 . 260 : 81 – 268 : 37 This long description of the ear , hearing ,
and sound ...
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