The Last American Puritan: The Life of Increase Mather,

The Last American Puritan: The Life of Increase Mather,



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  1. Richard Bartholomew Richard Bartholomew says:

    This is a fascinating account of religion politics and culture in New England at the end of the Seventeenth Century As well as a detailed account of Puritan theology and living and its decline the book provides in depth discussion of church controversy the urban development of Boston the rise of popular publishing disputes over the Harvard and the governorship of Massachusetts and the 1692 witchcraft trialsMather's visits to England are also covered and these parts of the book highlight the trans Atlantic links of Puritanism Mather came to know Richard Baxter and a distant relation by marriage was minister at the dissenting chapel at Fetter Lane London He was also aware of Isaac Watts Back in New England Mather also helped a couple of regicides on the run from Charles II Here the author shows less familiarity on some minor points there is a place in London pronounced Holburn but it is spelt Holborn and an MP is a member for a particular place not a member from This is of course nit picking but there is also a picture supposedly depicting London in the Eighteenth Century given that it shows the gothic St Paul's Cathedral that was destroyed in 1666 that's a real howlerI read this book following Marsden's bio of Jonathan Edwards and Silverman's bio of Cotton Mather the three volumes make up an excellent trilogy which together chart the evolution or if you prefer decline of New England Puritanism into Evangelicalism


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The Last American Puritan: The Life of Increase Mather, 1639-1723 ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☃ The Last American Puritan: The Life of Increase Mather, 1639-1723 Author Michael G. Hall – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Powerful preacher political negotiator for New England in the halls of Parliament president of Harvard father of Cotton Mather Increase Mather was the epitome of the American Puritan He was the most i Powerful preacher political negotiator for New England in American Puritan: Kindle Ð the halls of Parliament president of Harvard father of Cotton Mather Increase Mather was the epitome The Last PDF \ of the American Puritan He was the most important spokesman of his generation for Congregationalism and became the last American Puritan of conseuence as the Last American Puritan: PDF/EPUB ç seventeenth century ended The story begins in when Mather was born in the Massachusetts village of Dorchester He left home for Harvard College when Last American Puritan: The Life PDF/EPUB or he was twelve and at twenty two began to stir the city of Boston from the pulpit of North Church He had written four books by the time he was thirty two Certain he was God's chosen instrument and New England God's chosen people he disciplined mind and spirit in service to them both Tempted to Atheisme and unbelief afflicted early by nightmares and melancholy then by hope and joy he was a pioneer in recognizing the excitement of the new sciences and sought to reconcile them to theologyThis well wrought biography the first of Increase Mather in forty years draws on the extensive Mather diaries which were transcribed by Michael Hall.

1 thoughts on “The Last American Puritan: The Life of Increase Mather, 1639-1723

  1. Richard Bartholomew Richard Bartholomew says:

    This is a fascinating account of religion politics and culture in New England at the end of the Seventeenth Century As well as a detailed account of Puritan theology and living and its decline the book provides in depth discussion of church controversy the urban development of Boston the rise of popular publishing disputes over the Harvard and the governorship of Massachusetts and the 1692 witchcraft trialsMather's visits to England are also covered and these parts of the book highlight the trans Atlantic links of Puritanism Mather came to know Richard Baxter and a distant relation by marriage was minister at the dissenting chapel at Fetter Lane London He was also aware of Isaac Watts Back in New England Mather also helped a couple of regicides on the run from Charles II Here the author shows less familiarity on some minor points there is a place in London pronounced Holburn but it is spelt Holborn and an MP is a member for a particular place not a member from This is of course nit picking but there is also a picture supposedly depicting London in the Eighteenth Century given that it shows the gothic St Paul's Cathedral that was destroyed in 1666 that's a real howlerI read this book following Marsden's bio of Jonathan Edwards and Silverman's bio of Cotton Mather the three volumes make up an excellent trilogy which together chart the evolution or if you prefer decline of New England Puritanism into Evangelicalism

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