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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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Popular passages Page – Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

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. Mather included an errata sheet in some of the copies sold in North America, but most copies remained uncorrected. Cotton Mather, in The wonders of the invisible world ; and by Mr.

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: Mather, Cotton, and Kenneth Ballard Murdock. Full view original from Yale University Full view v. Mather was not unaware of the changing intellectual currents of his day. Common terms and phrases Acts afflicted Anabaptists angels apostacy apostles baptism behold blessed Boston brethren called Captain captives Christian Colledge command communion concerning confession congregation COTTON MATHER covenant death desire devil discourse divine doth elders endeavour enemy English evil faith father fear fire full communion George Fox give glory godly gospel grace hands hath heart heaven holy Increase Mather Indians Jesus Christ Johannes judgments live Lord Jesus Lord Jesus Christ Lord’s Lord’s Supper magistrates Martha’s Vineyard matter mercy minister ministry Narragansets neighbours never New-England observe occasion ordinances parents particular church pastor persons pray prayer preached profession Psal publick Quakers reader reformation religion repentance salvation scandalous Scripture sermon sins solemn soul spirit synod thee thereunto things thou thunder tion town truth unto usury visible church wherein whereof whole word worship christo young.


A Magjalia, just now sailing for Englandundertakes the care of it; and 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.

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Many of his contemporaries accused him of being overly pedantic, and later readers tended to agree. Tools Cite this Export citation file. Search Tips Phrase Searching Use quotes to search an exact phrase: It is a work of near sheets; and has lain by me, diverse Years, for want of a fitt Opportunity to send it.

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Magnalia Christi Americana

This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat This article about a non-fiction book on U. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It was not until June of that Mather recorded:.

Johns Hopkins University Press, Page – It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. Retrieved from ” https: Many readers praised it, but others thought the work was outdated in both style and substance before it was even published.


Magnalia Christi Americana, by Cotton Mather (1702)

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Cotton Mather, in The wonders of the invisible world; and by Mr. Its title is in Latinbut its subtitle is in English: But London publishers were skeptical about mavnalia rather unwieldy manuscript. Cotton Mather was the third generation of a dynasty of Puritan ministers in North America. Page – The whole counsel of God concerning magnaia things necessary for his own glory, man’s salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down in scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from scripture; unto which magnaliz at any time is to be added, whether by new revelations of the spirit, or traditions of men.

Cotton Mather in The wonders of the invisible world, and by Mr. Page – Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: