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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Other editions – View all Magnalia Christi americana: My flesh and my heart faileth: Cotton MatherThomas Robbins S. It is a work of near sheets; and has lain by me, diverse Years, for want of a fitt Opportunity to send it. But London publishers were skeptical about the rather unwieldy manuscript.

Drake, Samuel Gardner, Published: Cotton, the eldest son, was from a young age acutely conscious of the family expectations. Cotton Mather, in The wonders of the invisible world; and by Mr.

Magnalia Christi Americana

Search Tips Phrase Searching Use quotes to search an exact phrase: 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 slaves to Christianity.

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Page – Whom have I in heaven but thee? 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 state of sin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ The folio volume was indifferently printed in two columns on cheap paper, and it was riddled with errors.

It’s essential to understanding the Puritan’s outlook on their own history, and also shows both Mather’s Since Mather likely had no extra copy of his lengthy manuscript, he did not want to send it across the ocean unaccompanied.

Many of his contemporaries accused him of being overly pedantic, and later readers tended to agree.

Full-text searching is available within public or private collectionsand within individual items. With mgnalia preface, introduction, and notes, by Samuel G. Cotton MatherThomas Robbins. Account Options Sign in.

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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The Magnalia is, Michael P. In the accounts amerkcana the Salem events in particular, Mather comes across in the Magnalia as a bit defensive but also genuinely conflicted. 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 sorrow. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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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.

Books I and II. The Magnalia Christi Americana was not published again untilwhen it appeared in its first American edition.

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A Gentleman, just now sailing for Englandundertakes the care of it; amerkcana by his Hand I send it for London. But a work the size of the Magnalia was beyond the capabilities of any printing operation in North America.

Magnalia Christi Americana, by Cotton Mather (1702)

Johns Hopkins University Press, Popular passages Page – Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I chfisti declare what he hath done for my soul. But he remained firmly committed to the theological outlook of his grandfathers, the first generation of New England Puritans.

Languages Latina Norsk Polski Edit links. Create your own Private Collection by searching or browsing to find items of interest and then adding them to a collection. Americcana Mather in The wonders of the invisible world, and by Mr. Robert Calef in his More wonders of the invisible world.

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