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Mather, Cotton 1663-1728

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Works: 1,477 works in 8,986 publications in 4 languages and 149,842 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Church history  Poetry  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Juvenile works  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Compiler, Attributed name, Honoree
Classifications: F67.M43, B
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Bonifacius : an essay upon the good by Cotton Mather( Book )
80 editions published between 1710 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,404 libraries worldwide
Selections from Cotton Mather by Cotton Mather( Book )
30 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,013 libraries worldwide
The Christian philosopher: a collection of the best discoveries in nature, with religious improvements by Cotton Mather( Book )
49 editions published between 1720 and 2010 in English and held by 859 libraries worldwide
The prominent Puritan clergyman Cotton Mather published The Christian Philosopher in 1721. This work was intended to demonstrate the harmony between science and religion. Mather surveyed all the known sciences from astronomy and physics to human anatomy. He presented evidence that both celestial and terrestrial phenomena imply an intelligent designer
Magnalia Christi Americana; or, The ecclesiastical history of New-England from its first planting in the year 1620 unto the year of Our Lord 1698, in seven books by Cotton Mather( Book )
41 editions published between 1702 and 2010 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
The wonders of the invisible world : being an account of the tryals of several witches lately executed in New-England by Cotton Mather( Book )
74 editions published between 1692 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 libraries worldwide
The Wonders of the Invisible World is a record of several witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts and across New England. Author Cotton Mather's account details many prominent accused witches and the circumstances of their trials
The wonders of the invisible world being an account of the tryals of several vvitches lately excuted [sic] in New-England, and of several remarkable curiosities therein occurring : together with I. Observations upon the nature, the number, and the operations of the devils, II. A short narrative of a late outrage committed by a knot of witches in Swede-land, very much resembling and so far explaining that under which New-England has laboured, III. Some councels directing a due improvement of the terrible things lately done by the unusual and amazing range of evil-spirits in New-England, IV. A brief discourse upon those temptations which are the more ordinary devices of Satan by Cotton Mather( Book )
75 editions published between 1689 and 2011 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
"Cotton Mather's mythic image rests largely on his involvement in the Salem witchcraft debacle (1692-93) and on his Wonders of the Invisible World (1693). The work aims at several purposes. On the one hand, Wonders is New England's official defense of the court's verdict and testimony to the power of Satan and his minions; on the other, it is Mather's contribution to pneumatology, with John Gaul, Matthew Hale, John Dee, William Perkins, Joseph Glanville, and Richard Baxter in the lead. Before Mather excerpts the six most notorious cases of Salem witchcraft, he buttresses his account with the official endorsement of Lt. Governor William Stoughton, with a disquisition on the devil's machinations described by the best authorities that the subject affords, with a previously delivered sermon at Andover, and with his own experimentations. Mather's Wonders, however, does not end without a due note of caution. While exposing Satan's plot to overthrow New England's churches, Mather also recommends his father's caveat Cases of Conscience (1693), thus effectively rejecting the use of "spectral evidence" as grounds for conviction and condemning confessions extracted under torture. What ties the various parts together is Mather's millenarian theme of Christ's imminence, of which Satan's plot is the best evidence. Robert Calef's accusation that Mather and his ilk incited the hysteria is, perhaps, unfounded, but Calef's charge of Mather's ambidextrous disposition seems warranted. For while Mather defends the court's verdict and justifies the government's position, he also voices his great discomfort with the court's procedure in the matter. Wonders appeared in print just when the trials were halting, but it remains, in his own words, "that reviled Book," a bane to his name."--Page 4 of cover
On witchcraft, being The wonders of the invisible world by Cotton Mather( Book )
34 editions published between 1692 and 2012 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
In this fascinating account of witches and devils in colonial America, the renowned and influential minister of Boston's Old North Church attempts to justify his role in the Salem witch trials. A true believer in the devil's battle to get converts in Salem and other Massachusetts towns during the late seventeenth century, Mather also believed the fantastic accusations of those who accused their neighbors of witchcraft.The theologian's book, first published in 1692, provides readers with guidelines for discovering witches, explanations for how good Christians are tempted by the devil to become witches, and methods of resisting such temptation. The great Boston minister also provides testimony from a number of similar trials, describes instances of witchcraft in other countries, and explains the devil's predicament in dealing with Christianity.Essential reading for students of the Salem witch trials, On Witchcraft will intrigue anyone interested in early American social and cultural history
Narratives of the Indian wars, 1675-1699 by Charles Henry Lincoln( Book )
16 editions published between 1913 and 2007 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
This extensive volume comes from a number of colonial sources who provide eye-witness accounts of the hostilities between the New England colonists and the nearby Native American tribes. King Philip's War in particular was a complicated affair, with both the settlers and the Wampanoag Tribe making alliances with native tribes of lesser influence
Magnalia Christi Americana, books I and II by Cotton Mather( Book )
23 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 602 libraries worldwide
Essays to do good : addressed to all Christians, whether in public or private capacities by Cotton Mather( Book )
67 editions published between 1807 and 2013 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
Manuductio ad ministerium directions for a candidate of the ministry by Cotton Mather( Book )
41 editions published between 1726 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 546 libraries worldwide
Parentator memoirs of remarkables in the life and death of the ever-memorable Dr. Increase Mather, who expired, August 23, 1723 by Cotton Mather( Book )
37 editions published between 1724 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 libraries worldwide
The day of doom; or, A poetical description of the great and last judgment, with other poems by Michael Wigglesworth( Book )
40 editions published between 1715 and 1973 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Family-religion, excited and assisted by Cotton Mather( Book )
38 editions published between 1707 and 1740 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 libraries worldwide
 
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American 1663-1728
Another hand 1663-1728
C. M 1663-1728
C. M (Cotton Mather), 1663-1728
Cotton Mather Brits dominee (1663-1728)
Cotton Mather neuenglischer puritanischer Geistlicher und Gelehrter
Cotton Mather pastore protestante e medico statunitense
Cotton Mather US-amerikanischer Putitaner
Cottonus Matherus
English minister 1663-1728
Kotton Mejser
M, C. 1663-1728
M., C. (Cotton Mather), 1663-1728
Mather, C. 1663-1728
Mather, C. (Cotton), 1663-1728
Philalethes 1663-1728
Philopolites 1663-1728
Κότον Μάδερ
Коттон Мейсер
Мэзер, Коттон
קוטון מת'ר
코튼 매더
コットン・マサー
科頓·馬瑟
Languages
English (1,069)
Latin (1)
German (1)
Hebrew (1)
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