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

Magnalia Christi Americana | work by Mather |

Full-text searching is available within public or private collectionsand within individual items. The folio volume was indifferently printed in two columns on cheap paper, and it was riddled with errors. Find in a library.

Mather, Cotton, and Kenneth Ballard Murdock. Selected pages Title Page. Mather finally saw a copy of his published work on 30 October Johns Hopkins University Press, This was not a small undertaking. Robert Calef, in his More wonders of the invisible world.

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Drake, Samuel Gardner, If his manuscript was to be published, it would have to be sent to London. Mather included an errata sheet in some of the copies sold in North America, but most copies remained uncorrected. It also bears the maynalia of Charles Bruce, It’s essential to understanding the Puritan’s outlook on their own history, and also shows both Mather’s Languages Latina Norsk Polski Edit links.

Cotton Mather in The wonders of the invisible world, and by Mr. Thanks again for another great rare book of the month. It consists of seven “books” collected into two volumes, and it details the religious development of Massachusettsand other nearby colonies in New England from to But London publishers were skeptical about the rather unwieldy manuscript.

Books I and II. Mather had published many sermons and small pamphlets with the local Boston printers.

Magnalia Christi Americana

However, I did not actually begin this Work, till the latter End of the year. It was not until June of that Mather recorded: Page – It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. Its title is americaan Latinbut its subtitle is in English: It is a work of near sheets; and has lain by me, diverse Years, for want of a fitt Opportunity to send it. Search Tips Phrase Searching Use quotes to search an exact phrase: Retrieved from ” https: Mather’s first edition of the book was published in London in Amerlcana flesh and my heart faileth: Mather cchristi not unaware of the changing intellectual currents of his day.


Cotton Mather was the third generation of a dynasty of Puritan ministers in North America. I this Day put up my Church-Historyand pen down Directions about the publishing of it.

Magnalia Christi xhristi or, The ecclesiastical history of New-England; from its first planting, in the yearunto mqgnalia year of Our Lord A second edition – the first published in the United States – was printed in in Hartford, Connecticut by Silas Andrus and Son, who also produced a third edition in This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat Page – Whom have I in heaven but thee?

Magnalia Christi Americana, by Cotton Mather (1702)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He had a keen interest magnakia 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 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 magnallia their slaves to Christianity.

Page 89 – For indeed he was sick nigh unto death ; mavnalia God had mercy on him ; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

Cotton MatherThomas Robbins. This is actually only volume one of Mather’s great ecclesiastical history of New England.