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The Mathers; three generations of Puritan intellectuals, 1596-1728.

Author: Robert Middlekauff
Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, 1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on three influential men of the Mather family who played significant roles in shaping Puritanism in Colonial New England.
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Genre/Form: Mather (Familie)
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Middlekauff, Robert.
Mathers.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1971
(OCoLC)756447565
Named Person: Richard Mather; Increase Mather; Cotton Mather; Richard Mather; Increase Mather; Cotton Mather; Cotton Mather; Increase Mather; Richard Mather; Mather.; Cotton Mather; Increase Mather; Richard Mather; Richard Mather; Increase Mather; Cotton Mather
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Middlekauff
ISBN: 0195013050 9780195013054
OCLC Number: 136108
Awards: Bancroft Prize, 1972.
Description: xii, 440 pages 24 cm
Contents: Book 1 : Richard Mather (1596-1669) : history --
1. The founder --
2. The antichrist --
3. The church --
4. The word --
Book 2 : Increase Mather (1639-1723) : typology --
5. An unripened Puritan--
6. The invention of New England --
7. The church of the pure --
8. The invisible world --
9. The word in Boston --
10. Chiliasm --
Book 3 : Cotton Mather (1663-1728) : prophecy --
11. The virtuous epicure --
12. Christian union and the meaning of New England --
13. The psychology of abasement --
14. Christ and the covenant --
15. The failure of reformation --
16. The experimental philosophy --
17. The experimental religion --
18. The prophecy of Joel --
19. "On the borders of paradise" --
Notes --
A note on the sources --
Index.

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Focuses on three influential men of the Mather family who played significant roles in shaping Puritanism in Colonial New England.

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