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Cotton Mather, Keeper of the Puritan Conscience

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Cotton Mather, keeper of the Puritan conscience, by Ralph and Louise Boas. Format Book Published New York, London, Harper & Brothers, Description p. Keeper of the Puritan Conscience book Other contributors Boas, Louise Schutz joint author.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, University Microfilms, Subject headings. Full text of "Cotton Mather, keeper of the Puritan conscience, by Ralph and Louise Boas; with illustrations from old prints and other formats. As the Lord's remembrancer and keeper of the Puritan conscience, he writes the grandest of American jeremiads, his epic church history Magnalia Christi Americana ().

Like his father a staunch defender of Puritan orthodoxy, Mather persuades Elihu Yale, a London merchant and practicing Anglican, to endow Yale University () as the new.

BOOK REVIEWS Cotton Mather, Keeper of the Puritan Conscience. By Ralph and Louise Boas. (New York and London: Harper & Brothers. Ix, $) The current fashions in biography have left only a few marks on this extremely able and certainly readable book by Ralph and Louise Boas.

It is subtitled Keeper of the Puritan. A valuable introduction to Mather and representative selections from his work are in Kenneth B.

Murdock, ed., Selections from Cotton Mather (). The best biography is Barrett Wendell, Cotton Mather: The Puritan Priest (; rev. Ralph and Louise Boas, Cotton Mather: Keeper of the Puritan Conscience (), is more.

Cotton Mather: Keeper of the Puritan Conscience. New York: Harper & Brothers. Mitchell Robert Breitwieser. Cotton Mather and Benjamin Franklin: The Price of Representative Personality.

Cambridge University Press. John S. Erwin. The Millennialism of Cotton Mather: An Historical and Theological Analysis. Lewiston, NY. Buy Cotton Mather, Keeper of the Puritan Conscience by Ralph Philip Boas, Louise Schutz Boas online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at $ Shop now.

Salem Witch Trials in History and Literature An Undergraduate Course, University of Virginia Spring Semester Born on Feb. 12th into a family of renown New England Puritan ministers, including Rev.

John Cotton and Rev. Richard Mather, Cotton Mather seemed destined to achieve fame. Essays and criticism on Cotton Mather - Further Reading. Biography Cole, Franklin P. "Cotton Mather ()." In Mather Books & Portraits Through Six Early American Generationspp. As the Lord's remembrancer and keeper of the Puritan conscience, he writes the grandest of American jeremiads, his epic church history Magnalia Christi Americana ().

Like his father [Increase Mather] a staunch defender of Puritan orthodoxy, Mather persuades Elihu Yale, a London merchant and practicing Anglican, to endow Yale University.

8 quotes from Cotton Mather: 'That there is a Devil, is a thing doubted by none but such as are under the influences of the Devil.', 'Wilderness is a temporary condition through which we are passing to the Promised Land.', and 'The Jews have a saying worth remembering: "Whoever doesn't teach his son some trade or business, teaches him to be a thief.".

The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Cotton Mather (Mather, Cotton, ) Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article. Mather, Cotton, Decennium Luctuosum: An History of Remarkable Occurrences, in the Long War, Which New-England Hath Had With the Indian Savages, From the Year to the Year (Boston: Printed by B.

Green and J. This comprehensive book about Cotton Mather, Puritan Priest, covers the youth of Mather to his very last days. The book studies Mather's ministry, his thoughts on witchcraft, which inspired the witchcraft trials in Salem, Harvard College, his private life including the deaths of his first two wives, his quarrel with Joseph Dudley, his third marriage, and takes a look at his last diary and Author: Barrett Wendell.

COTTON mather: an essay in bibliography 7 the preparationists, his ideas about covenant theology, his "experimental" philosophy and religion, and his eschatology.

Much earlier, Ralph and Louise Boas had tried to present "a fair picture" of Mather in Cotton Mather: Keeper of the Puritan Conscience (New York: Harper and Brothers, ).

Because the. published inchronicled the history of Puritan New England. Cotton Mather was the last great Puritan preacher of an illustrious lineage and was himself Puritanism written large, with all its energies, enthusiasms, and errors.

Further Information Boas, Ralph Philip, and Louise Boas. Cotton Mather: Keeper of the Puritan Conscience. Rev.

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COTTON MATHER The Christian Philosopher A Collection of the Best Discoveries in Nature, with Religious ImprovementsE XCERPTS * Cotton Mather, the Puritan clergyman who published hundreds of sermons and theological works, also produced the first American compilation of scientific knowledge, The Christian Size: KB.

Similar Items. The admirable Cotton Mather / By: Wood, James Playsted, Published: () Diary of Cotton Mather. By: Mather, Cotton, Cotton Mather was called upon by the governor to employ his pen in justifying what had been done; and the result was, the book which stands first in the present volume, "The Wonders of the Invisible World;" in which the author gives an account of seven of the trials at Salem, compares the doings of the witches in New England with those in other.

Cotton Mather () (b. Feb. 12,Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony [U.S.]—d. Feb. 13,Boston), "American Congregational minister and author, supporter of the old order of the ruling clergy, who became the most celebrated of all New England Puritans. He combined a [supposedly -WC] mystical strain (he believed in the existence of witchcraft) with a modern scientific interest.

Cotton Mather (), Puritan clergyman, historian, and pioneering student of science, was an indefatigable man of letters. Of the third generation of a New England founding family, he is popularly associated with the Salem witchcraft trials.

Cotton Mather recorded the passing of an era. Cotton’s book was published at the same time as Increase’s attack on the use of spectral evidence in the Salem trials, Cases of Conscience. Even though Increase was different in his assessment of the witch trials, Increase is said to have publicly burned Robert Calef’s More Wonders of the Invisible World in Harvard Yard, a book attacking.

This led A. Marvin in his book The Life and Times of Cotton Mather to say that if Mather’s methods had been “studied and imi­tated, it is possible, if not probable, that the whole awful tragedy of blood, inwould have been averted 5 “. Later, Increase prepared a pamphlet entitled Cases of Conscience for general distribution.

Cotton Mather was a Puritan minister, a scholar and an was the eldest child of Increase Mather and Maria Cotton, and was born on Febru He was named after his two grandfathers who were also known for being strong leaders of the Puritan dynasty, John Cotton and Richard Matter.

JOHN COTTON (), leading Puritan clergyman in New England, defender of Congregationalism, and millenarian theologian, was born in Derby, Derbyshire, England, where he attended Grammar School from At he enrolled at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he received his first degree in His knowledge of Hebrew was so proficient that he was awarded.

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Booth, Sally Smith. The Witches of Early America. New York: Hastings House, [] [CSL call number BF B66].

Discusses possible causes of early American witchcraft cases. Bostridge, Ian. Witchcraft and Its Transformations c. File Size: KB. John Cotton, (born Dec. 4,Derby, Derbyshire, Eng.—died Dec. 23,Boston, Mass. [U.S.]), influential New England Puritan leader who served principally as “teacher” of the First Church of Boston (–52) after escaping the persecution of Nonconformists by the Church of England.

Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, Cotton became vicar of the parish church of St. Botolph.John Cotton was born in Derby, England, on 4 December and was baptized 11 days later at St. Alkmund's Church there. He was the second of four children of Rowland Cotton, a Derby lawyer, and Mary Hurlbert, who was "a gracious and pious mother" according to Cotton's grandson Cotton Mather.

He was educated at Derby School in the buildings which are now called the Old Grammar School, Derby Born: 4 DecemberDerby, Derbyshire, Kingdom .John Cotton was an English clergyman and colonist.

He was a principal figure among the New England Puritan ministers, who also included Thomas Hooker, Increase Mather (who became his son-in-law), John Davenport, and Thomas Shepard and John Norton, who wrote his first biography. Cotton was the grandfather of Cotton Mather, who was named after him.