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The great works of Christ in America = Magnalia Christi Americana

Author: Cotton Mather
Publisher: Edinburgh ; Carlisle, Pa. : Banner of Truth Trust, 1979.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Church history
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cotton Mather
ISBN: 0851512801 9780851512808 085151281X 9780851512815
OCLC Number: 6094911
Notes: Reprint of the 1853 ed. published by S. Andrus, Hartford under title: Magnalia Christi Americana.
Includes index.
Description: 7 volumes in 2 : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
An attestation to this church-history of New-England by Rev. John Higginson --
A prefatory poem, by Rev. Nicholas Noyes --
Anagrams and Latin poems, with original translation --
Poem, epigram, and Pindaric, with original translations --
Anagram and Latin poem, with original translations --
A general introduction, giving an account of the whole ensuing work --
The first book, entitled, Antiquities --
It reports the design whereon, the manner where in, and the people whereby, the several colonies of New England were planted --
And so it prepares a field for considerable things to be acted thereupon --
Introduction --
Chapter I. Venisti tandem? Or discoveries of America, tending to, and ending in, discoveries of New-England --
Chapter II. Primordia; or the voyage to New-England, which produced the first settlement of New-Plymouth; with an account of many remarkable and memorable Providences, relation to the voyage --
Chapter III. Conamur tenues grandia; or, a brief account of the difficulties, the deliverances, and other occurrences, through which the plantation of New-Plymouth arrived unto the consistency of a colony --
Chapter IV. Paulo Majora! Or the essays and causes which produced the second, but largest colony of New-England; and the manner wherein the first church of this new colony was gathered --
Chapter V. Peregrini deo curae; or the progress of the new colony; with some account of the persons, the methods, and the troubles, by which it came to something --
Chapter VI. Qui trans mare currunt; or the additions of several others colonies to the former; with some considerables in the condition of these later colonies --
Chapter VII. Hecatompolis; or a field which the Lord hath blessed. An ecclesiastical map of New-England with remarks upon it --
Appendix --
The Bostonian Ebenezer; or some historical remarks on the state of Boston, the chief town of New England and of the English America --
The second book, entitled, ecclesiarum clypei --
It contains the lives of the governors, and the name of the magistrates that have been Shields unto the churches of New England --
Chapter I. Galecius Secundus --
The life of William Bradford, esq., governor of Plymouth Colony --
Chapter II. Successors --
Chapter III. Patres conscripti; or, Assistenta --
Chapter IV. Nehemias Americanus --
The life of John Winthrop, esq., governor of the Massachusetts colony --
Chapter V. Successors --
Among whom, larger accounts are given of Governor Dudley and Governor Bradstreet --
Chapter VI. ifpn wl[k i.e. Viri Animati; or assistants with remarks --
Chapter VII. Publicola Christianus; or the life of Edward Hopkins, esq., the first governor of Connecticut colony --
Chapter VIII. Successors --
Chapter IX. Humilitas Honorata --
The life of Theophilus Eaton, esq., governor of New Haven colony --
Chapter X. Sucessors --
Chapter XI. Hermes Christianus --
The life of John Winthrop, esq., first governor of Connecticut and N. Have, united --
Chapter XII. Assistents --
Appendix --
Pietas in Patriam; or the life of his Excellency Sir William Phips late governor of New England --
An history filled with great variety of memorable matters --
The third book, entitled Polybius --
It contains the lives of many divines, by whose evangelical ministry the churches of New England have been illuminated --
Introduction --
A general history, De Vires Illustribus dividing into three classes the ministers who came out of Old England, for the service of new --
The first part, entitled Johannes in Eremo --
Chapter I. Cottonus Redivivus; or the life of Mr. John Cotton --
Chapter II. Nortonus Honoratus; or the life of Mr. John Norton --
Chapter III. Memoria Wilsoniana; or the life of Mr. John Davenport --
Appendix --
The lift of the Western churches; or the life of Mr. Thomas Hooker --
The second part, entitled, Sepher Jercim ie. Liber deum timentium; or Dead Abels yet speaking of spoken of --
Introduction --
Chapter I. Janus nov-angelicanus; or the Life of Mr. Francis Higginson --
Chapter II. Cygnea cantio; or the death of Mr. John Avery --
Chapter III. Natus ad exemplar; or the life of Mr. Jonathan Burr --
Chapter IV. The life of Mr. George Philips --
Chapter V. Pastor Evangelisu; or the life of Mr. Thomas Shepherd --
Chapter VI. Prudentius; or the life of Mr. Peter Prudden --
Chapter VII. Melanchthon; or the life of Mr. Adam Blackman --
Chapter VIII. The life of Mr. Abraham Pierson --
Chapter IX. The life of Mr. Richard Denton --
Chapter X. The life of Mr. Peter Bulkly --
Chapter XI. The life of Mr. Ralph Partridge --
Chapter XII. Psaltes; or the Life of Mr. Henry Dunster --
Chapter XIII. The life of Mr. Ezekiel Rogers --
Chapter XIV. Eulogius; or the life of Mr. Nathaniel Rogers --
Appendix --
An extract from the diary of the famous old Mr. John Rogers of Dedham --
Chapter XV. Bibliander nov-angelicanus; or the life of Mr. Samuel Newman --
Chapter XVI. Doctor Irrefragabilis; or the life of Mr. Samuel Stone --
Chapter XVII. The life of Mr. William Thompson --
Chapter XVIII. The life of Mr. John Warham --
Chapter XIX. The life of Mr. Henry Flint --
Chapter XX. Fulgentius; or the life of Mr. Richard Mather.
Other Titles: Magnalia Christi Americana.
Magnalia Christi Americana
Responsibility: Cotton Mather.

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