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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Mather’s first edition of the book was published in London in Since Mather likely had no extra copy of his lengthy manuscript, he jagnalia not want to send it across the ocean unaccompanied.

Drake, Samuel Fhristi, Published: 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.

Create your mahnalia Private Collection by searching or browsing to find items of interest and then adding them to a collection. Cotton Mather in The wonders of the invisible world, and by Mr. Mather finally saw a maghalia of his published work on 30 October Page – Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: This article about a book related to Christianity is a stub.


Magnalia Christi americana; or, Americaana ecclesiastical history of New-England; from its first planting, in the yearunto the year of Our Lord Also, a comprehensive index, by another hand. Items from these collections can be copied into your own private collection. This is actually only volume one of Mather’s great ecclesiastical history of New England. Mather was not unaware of the changing intellectual currents of his day. However, I did not actually begin this Work, till the latter End of the year.

Boolean terms must be in uppercase. It’s essential to understanding the Puritan’s outlook on their own history, and also shows both Mather’s Many readers praised it, but others magalia the work was outdated in both style and substance before it was even published.

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Magnalia Christi Americana

Mather included an errata sheet in some of the copies sold in North America, but most copies remained uncorrected. Cotton Mather was the third generation of a dynasty of Puritan ministers in North America. The Magnalia Christi Americana was not published again untilwhen it appeared in its first American edition.

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It was not until June of that Mather recorded:. Robinson, Lucius Franklin But he remained firmly committed to the theological outlook of his grandfathers, the first generation of New England Puritans.


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Magnalia Christi Americana, by Cotton Mather (1702)

Mather had published many sermons and small pamphlets with the local Boston printers. A Gentleman, just now sailing for Englandundertakes the care of it; and by his Hand I send it for London. He had a keen interest in the new pursuit of natural science: Notable parts of the book include Mather’s descriptions of the Salem witch trialsin which he criticizes some of the methods of the court magnakia attempts to distance himself from the event; his account of the escape of Hannah Dustanchrsti of the best known captivity narratives ; his complete “catalogus” americna 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.

Page – Whom have I in heaven but thee? Cotton, the eldest son, was from a young age acutely conscious of the family expectations.

For Mather, human history was merely a manifestation of the epic struggle between God and the forces of evil. Languages Latina Norsk Polski Edit links. Retrieved from ” https: