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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He had a keen interest in the new pursuit of natural science: 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 It also bears the bookplate of Charles Bruce, Create your own Private Collection by searching or browsing to find items of interest and then adding them to a collection.

Account Options Sign in. The Magnalia Christi Americana received a mixed reception on both sides of the Atlantic. Since Mather likely had no extra copy of his lengthy manuscript, he did not want to send it across the ocean unaccompanied.

With an introduction and occasional notes, by Thomas Robbins, and translations of the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin quotations, by Lucius F. 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.

Mather finally saw a copy of his published work on 30 October But a work the size of the Magnalia was beyond the capabilities of any printing operation in North America.

Views Read Edit View history. The folio volume was indifferently printed in two columns on cheap paper, and it was riddled with errors. Cotton MatherThomas Robbins. The Magnalia Christi Americana was not published again untilwhen it appeared in its first American edition.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Search Tips Phrase Searching Use quotes to qmericana an exact phrase: Cotton Mather was the third generation of a dynasty of Puritan ministers in North America.

In fact Hackshaw offloaded the printing, along with a large stock of inferior paper from his warehouse, onto another publisher, Thomas Parkhurst. Find in a library. Tools Cite this Export citation file.

Magnalia Christi Americana

Page – It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. Mather ameriana published many sermons and small pamphlets with the local Boston printers.

Its title is in Latinbut its subtitle is in English: Also, aericana comprehensive index, by another hand. Go to Public Collections to browse other people’s collections. Search this index Full-text Catalog.

To which is added a memoir of Cotton Mather, by Samuel G.

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Notable parts of the book include Mather’s descriptions of the Salem witch trialsin which he ammericana some of the methods of the court and attempts to distance himself from the akericana his account of the escape of Hannah Dustanone of the best known captivity narratives ; americanna complete “catalogus” of chirsti 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.

Johns Hopkins University Press, Page – Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: Magnalia Christi americana; or, The ecclesiastical history of New-England; from its first planting, in the yearunto the year of Our Lord Cotton MatherThomas Ammericana S. Languages Latina Norsk Polski Edit links. Drake, Samuel Gardner, Published: But he remained firmly committed to the theological outlook of his grandfathers, the first generation of New England Puritans.

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Robinson, Lucius Franklin By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Magnnalia Policy. Cotton Mather, in The wonders of the invisible world ; and by Mr.

Magnalia Christi Americana, by Cotton Mather (1702)

Many of his contemporaries accused him of being overly pedantic, and later readers tended to agree. But London publishers were skeptical about the rather unwieldy manuscript. A Gentleman, just now sailing chrisfi Englandundertakes the care of it; and by his Hand I send it for London.

It’s essential to understanding the Puritan’s outlook on their own history, and also shows both Mgnalia Robert Calef, in his More wonders of the invisible world. Cotton MatherThomas Robbins Full view –