Magnalia Christi Americana: Cotton Mather: His magnum opus was Magnalia Christi Americana (), an ecclesiastical history of America from the founding of. These opening lines of Cotton Mather’s Magnalia Christi Americana set the tone for his epic and exhaustive account of 17th-century Puritan. MAGNALIA CHRISTI AMERICANA: Written bv the Rev. Mr. COTTON MATHER,. Pastor of a Church at Boston, New-England. TO THE CANDID READER.

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Selected pages Title Page. Cotton MatherThomas Robbins Full view – In the accounts of the Salem events in particular, Mather comes across in the Magnalia as a bit defensive but also genuinely conflicted.

It is a work of near sheets; and has lain by me, diverse Years, for want of ameircana fitt Opportunity to send it. Tools Cite this Export citation file.

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Cotton Mather, in The wonders of the invisible world ; and by Mr. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. With a preface, introduction, and notes, by Samuel G.

Books I and II. Mather worked himself into a state of great anxiety about it, but finally in June he heard from Bromfield that a sympathetic printer, Robert Hackshaw, had been found who was willing to finance the publication.

Retrieved from ” https: If his manuscript was to be published, it would have to be sent to London. Page 89 – For indeed he was sick nigh unto death ; but God had mercy on him ; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon magnlia.

magnallia Cotton Mather, in The wonders of the invisible world; and by Mr. Magnalia Christi americana; or, The ecclesiastical history of New-England; from its first planting, in the yearunto the year of Our Lord Page – GOD from all eternity did, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass: The folio volume was indifferently printed in two columns on cheap paper, and it was riddled with errors.


Johns Hopkins University Press, Americaha had published many sermons and small pamphlets with the local Boston printers.

The Magnalia is, Michael P. Notable parts of the book include Mather’s descriptions of the Salem witch trialsin which he criticizes some of the methods of americanw court and attempts to distance himself from the event; his account of the escape of Hannah Dustanone of the best known captivity narratives ; his complete “catalogus” of all the students who graduated from Harvard Collegethe story of the founding of Harvard College itself; and his assertions that Puritan slaveholders should do more to convert their slaves to Christianity.

However, I did not actually begin this Work, till the latter End of the year. Full-text searching is available within public or private collectionsand within individual items. He had a keen interest in the new pursuit of natural science: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Magnalia Christi Americana was not published again untilwhen it appeared in its first American edition. Mather finally saw a copy of his published work on 30 October Cotton MatherThomas Robbins S. Common terms and phrases Acts afflicted Anabaptists angels apostacy apostles baptism behold blessed Boston brethren called Captain captives Christian Colledge command communion concerning confession congregation COTTON MATHER covenant death desire devil discourse divine doth elders endeavour enemy English evil faith father fear fire cyristi communion George Fox give glory godly gospel grace hands hath heart heaven holy Increase Mather Indians Jesus Christ Johannes judgments live Lord Jesus Lord Jesus Christ Lord’s Lord’s Supper magistrates Martha’s Vineyard matter mercy minister ministry Narragansets neighbours never New-England observe occasion ordinances parents particular church pastor persons pray prayer preached profession Psal publick Quakers reader reformation religion repentance salvation scandalous Scripture sermon sins solemn soul spirit synod thee thereunto things thou thunder tion town truth unto usury visible church wherein whereof whole word worship worthy young.


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Thanks again for another great rare book of the month. Full view original from Yale University Full view v. It also bears the bookplate of Charles Bruce, The Magnalia Christi Americana received a mixed christ on both sides of the Atlantic.

John Quick, a Presbyterian minister and friend of Increase Mather. It consists of seven “books” xmericana into two volumes, and it details the religious development of Massachusettsand other nearby colonies in New England from to Cotton MatherThomas Robbins.

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Page – The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for his own glory, man’s salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down in scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from scripture; unto which nothing at magnqlia time is to be added, whether by new revelations of the spirit, or traditions of men.

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