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Mather, Cotton 1663-1728

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Works: 1,852 works in 8,598 publications in 4 languages and 148,332 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Church history  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Juvenile works  Sermons  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Compiler, Attributed name, Adapter, Honoree
Classifications: F67, B
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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 )

101 editions published between 1702 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Cotton Mather by Cotton Mather( Book )

30 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian philosopher: a collection of the best discoveries in nature, with religious improvements by Cotton Mather( Book )

31 editions published between 1720 and 2010 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member 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
The wonders of the invisible world : being an account of the tryals of several witches lately executed in New-England by Cotton Mather( Book )

59 editions published between 1692 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member 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
Bonifacius : an essay upon the good by Cotton Mather( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narratives of the Indian wars, 1675-1699 by Charles Henry Lincoln( Book )

15 editions published between 1913 and 2007 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member 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
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 )

69 editions published between 1689 and 2012 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member 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."--PDF page 4 of cover
Magnalia Christi Americana, books I and II by Cotton Mather( Book )

25 editions published between 1820 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays to do good : addressed to all Christians, whether in public or private capacities by Cotton Mather( Book )

53 editions published between 1807 and 1967 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Cotton Mather, D.D., F.R.S. for the year 1712 by Cotton Mather( Book )

9 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuductio ad ministerium directions for a candidate of the ministry by Cotton Mather( Book )

37 editions published between 1726 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonifacius: an essay by Cotton Mather( Book )

23 editions published between 1710 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleutheria, or, An idea of the Reformation in England, and a history of non-conformity in and since that Reformation with predictions of a more glorious reformation and revolution at hand, written in the year 1696 by Cotton Mather( Book )

29 editions published between 1698 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member 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 )

28 editions published between 1724 and 2005 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ornaments for the daughters of Zion by Cotton Mather( Book )

41 editions published between 1691 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family-religion, excited and assisted by Cotton Mather( Book )

33 editions published between 1707 and 1740 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religion of the closet an essay, on the holy employments which are proper for a Christian in his daily retirements. Or, A Christian furnish'd with a companion for solitude. by Cotton Mather( Book )

27 editions published between 1705 and 1715 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The wonders of the invisible world : being an account of the tryals of several witches lately executed in New-England
Alternative Names
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 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

Languages
English (889)

Latin (1)

German (1)

Hebrew (1)

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Selections from Cotton MatherThe wonders of the invisible world : being an account of the tryals of several witches lately executed in New-EnglandNarratives of the Indian wars, 1675-1699The 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 SatanThe Mathers; three generations of Puritan intellectuals, 1596-1728Magnalia 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 booksThe pox and the covenant : Mather, Franklin, and the epidemic that changed America's destiny