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The Religious Philosopher
Or, The Right Use of Contemplating the Works of the Creator

Volume 1

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Science and Religion

  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108077538

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  • Originally published in Dutch in 1715, this two-volume work by the philosopher and theologian Bernard Nieuwentyt (1654–1718) is reissued here in the 1724 third edition of the English translation by John Chamberlayne (1668/9–1723). The book seeks to persuade both Christians and atheists that scientific examination of the natural world is compatible with religious belief. According to Chamberlayne, Nieuwentyt published this illustrated work to 'magnify the Wisdom and Goodness of God' while challenging those who did not see proof of the divine in nature. The work is known to have influenced the natural theology of the English philosopher William Paley (1743–1805), whose famous analogy of the watchmaker is believed to have been taken directly from Nieuwentyt. Arguing against rationalist philosophers such as Spinoza, Volume 1 defends natural theology and presents a series of detailed 'contemplations' about the complexity of the human body.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108077538
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 170 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    The introduction
    1. Of the vanity of all worldly things
    2. Of all that is visible, and of our selves in particular
    3. Of some particulars in the mouth
    4. Of the throat, stomach, and bowels
    5. Of the venae lacteae, and ductus chylicus
    6. Of the heart
    7. Of respiration
    8. Of the structure of the veins
    9. Of the nerves, and briefly of the lymphatick vessels, glands, and membranes
    10. Of the muscles
    11. Of the bones
    12. Of the sight
    13. Of the hearing
    14. Of the senses of tasting, smelling and feeling
    15. Of the union of the soul and body, of the imagination and memory
    16. Of the humane passions or inclinations, and briefly of procreation
    17. Of the air
    18. Of meteors.

  • Author

    Bernard Nieuwentyt


    John Chamberlayne

    Preface by

    J. T. Desaguliers

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