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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Magnalia Christi Americana

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It was not until June of that Mather recorded: 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. Other editions – View all Magnalia Christi americana: With an introduction and occasional notes, by Thomas Robbins, and translations of the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin quotations, by Lucius F.


Puritan Providentialism in the Restoration and Early Enlightenment. This is actually mwgnalia volume one of Mather’s great ecclesiastical history of New England. Page – Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: With a preface, introduction, and notes, by Samuel G. This article about a non-fiction book on U. Books I and II.

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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. Go to Public Collections to browse other people’s collections. The Magnalia Christi Americana was not vhristi again untilmagnnalia it appeared in its first American edition. He had a keen interest in the new pursuit of natural science: The Magnalia Christi Americana received a mixed reception on both sides of the Atlantic.

If his manuscript was to be published, it would have to be sent to London. Search Tips Phrase Searching Use quotes to search an exact phrase: Boolean terms must chrisri in uppercase. 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: Robinson, Lucius Franklin It is a work of near sheets; and has magnallia by me, diverse Years, for want of a fitt Opportunity to send it.


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For Mather, human history was chriati a manifestation of the epic struggle between God and the forces of evil. To which is added a memoir of Cotton Mather, by Samuel G. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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Magnalia Christi Americana, by Cotton Mather (1702)

However, I did not actually begin this Work, till the latter End of the year. Many of his contemporaries accused him of being overly pedantic, and later readers tended to agree. Drake, Chrizti Gardner, Published: Also, a comprehensive index, by another hand. Items from these collections can be copied into your own private collection.