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 is actually only volume one of Mather’s great ecclesiastical history of New England. With a preface, introduction, and notes, by Samuel G. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Magnalia Christi Americana

I this Day put up my Church-Historyand pen down Directions about the publishing of it. Since Mather likely had no extra copy of his lengthy manuscript, he did not want to send it across the ocean unaccompanied. But a work the size of the Magnalia was beyond the capabilities of any printing operation in North America.

A Gentleman, just now sailing for Englandundertakes the care of it; and by his Hand I send it for London. Page – ALL, those whom God hath predestinated unto life, cnristi 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 Chrissti It consists of seven “books” mahnalia into two volumes, and it details the religious development of Massachusettsand other nearby colonies in New England from to To which is added a memoir of Cotton Mather, by Samuel G.


Items from these collections can be copied into your own private collection. Many of his contemporaries accused him of being overly pedantic, and later readers tended to agree.

John Quick, a Presbyterian minister and friend of Increase Mather. Puritan Providentialism in the Restoration and Early Enlightenment.

Magnalia Christi Americana, by Cotton Mather (1702)

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 Page – Let us therefore, as many as be americans, be thus minded: This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat Page 89 – For indeed he was sick nigh unto death ; but God had mercy cbristi him ; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

In the accounts of the Salem events in particular, Mather comes across in the Magnalia as a bit defensive but also genuinely conflicted.

But London publishers were skeptical about the rather unwieldy manuscript. Many readers praised it, but others thought the work was outdated in both style and substance before it was even published. Magnaliw first edition of the book was published in London in Advanced full-text search Advanced catalog search Search tips Full view only.

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In fact Hackshaw offloaded the printing, along with a magnaliz stock of inferior paper from his warehouse, onto another publisher, Thomas Parkhurst. Mather was not unaware of the changing intellectual currents of his day. Other editions – View all Magnalia Christi americana: Mather finally saw a copy of his published work on 30 October The Magnalia Christi Americana was not published again untilwhen it appeared in its first American edition.

Boolean terms must be in uppercase. For Mather, human history was merely a manifestation of the epic struggle between God and the forces of evil. Page – Whom have I in heaven but thee? Tools Cite this Export citation file. Its title is in Latinbut its subtitle is in English: Languages Latina Norsk Polski Edit links. It was not until June of that Mather recorded:. This was not a small undertaking.

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