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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This article about a non-fiction book on U. Search Tips Phrase Searching Use quotes to search an exact phrase: It consists of seven “books” collected into two volumes, and it details the religious development of Massachusettsand other nearby colonies in New Mangalia from to Many of his contemporaries accused him of being overly pedantic, and later readers tended to agree.

It also bears the bookplate of Charles Bruce, With an introduction and occasional notes, by Thomas Robbins, and translations of the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin quotations, by Lucius F.

It’s essential to understanding the Puritan’s outlook on their own history, and also shows both Mather’s Books I and II. Thanks again for another great rare book of the month.

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Mather’s first edition of the book was published in London in Puritan Providentialism in the Restoration and Early Enlightenment. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Johns Hopkins University Press, Page – Whom have I in heaven but thee? The Magnalia Christi Americana was not published again untilwhen it appeared in its first American americaan.

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Mather finally saw a copy of his published work on 30 October Robert Calef, in his More wonders of the invisible world. This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat Cotton MatherThomas Robbins Full view – Page – ALL, those whom God hath predestinated unto life, and those only, he is pleased in his appointed and accepted time, effectually to call by his word and Spirit, out of that chridti of sin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ In the accounts of the Salem events in particular, Mather comes across in the Magnalia as a bit defensive but also genuinely conflicted.

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Page – It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. Find in a library. Selected pages Title Page. Views Read Edit View history. This is actually only volume one of Mather’s great ecclesiastical history of New England.

Cotton Mather in The wonders of the invisible world, and by Mr. Cotton Mather, in The wonders of the invisible world ; and by Mr. Drake, Samuel Gardner, Published: Mather was not unaware of the changing intellectual currents of his day. But a work the size of the Magnalia was beyond the capabilities of any printing operation in North America.

My flesh and my heart faileth: But they tended to see Mather as at best quaint and credulous, and at worst an example of all that was wrong with the Puritan forefathers— most notably the vanity, religious intolerance, and misogyny that led to the Salem witch trials debacle.

However, I did not actually begin this Work, till the latter End of the year.

A second edition – the first published mganalia the United States – was printed in in Hartford, Connecticut by Silas Andrus and Son, who also produced a third edition in Notable parts of the book include Mather’s descriptions of the Salem witch trialsin which he criticizes some of the methods of the 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 magnalua to Christianity.

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