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millennialism of Cotton Mather

John S. Erwin

millennialism of Cotton Mather

an historical and theological analysis

by John S. Erwin

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Published by E. Mellen Press in Lewiston, [N.Y.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728.,
  • Millennialism -- History of doctrines.,
  • Eschatology -- History of doctrines.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn S. Erwin.
    SeriesStudies in American religion ;, v. 45
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT891 .E78 1990
    The Physical Object
    Pagination247 p. ;
    Number of Pages247
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2219925M
    ISBN 100889466459
    LC Control Number89048625

      Stievermann J. () Reading Canticles in the Tradition of New England Millennialism: John Cotton and Cotton Mather’s Commentaries on the Song of Songs. In: Crome A. (eds) Prophecy and Eschatology in the Transatlantic World, − Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World, Palgrave Macmillan, London. First Online 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 .

    Premillennialism, in Christian eschatology, is the belief that Jesus will physically return to the Earth (the Second Coming) before the Millennium, a literal thousand-year golden age of peace. The doctrine is called "premillennialism" because it holds that Jesus' physical return to Earth will occur prior to the inauguration of the Millennium. Increase Mather (father of the famous Cotton Mather) was sure that the big battles with the Antichrist, the Roman Catholic Church, were not far off, and that New England was going to .

    All in all Cotton Mather wrote some books to combat ignorance and unbelief in this way. Striving to educate the community almost cost Mather his life. The small pox took its toll of the Massachusetts colony and Mather started a rigorous inoculation campaign. This caused a great uproar amongst the superstitious in the colony.   I f we remember the Puritan pastor Cotton Mather at all these days, we’re likely to think of him as a meddling, moralistic hypocrite. To the contemporary mind, Mather .


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Millennialism of Cotton Mather by John S. Erwin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Cotton Mather / ˈ m æ ð ər / FRS (Febru – Febru ) was a New England Puritan minister, prolific author, and left a scientific legacy due to his hybridization experiments and his promotion of inoculation for disease prevention, though he is most frequently remembered today for his involvement in the Salem witch trials.

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Cambridge University Press. John S. Erwin. The Millennialism of Cotton Mather: An Historical and Theological Analysis. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.

Christopher D. Felker. Reinventing Cotton Mather in the American Renaissance. Cotton Mather, (born FebruBoston, Massachusetts Bay Colony [U.S.]—died FebruBoston), American Congregational minister and author, supporter of the old order of the ruling clergy, who became the most celebrated of all New England combined a mystical strain (he believed in the existence of witchcraft) with a.

COTTON MATHER (//8). The eldest son of New England's leading divine, Increase Mather, and grandson of the colony's spiritual founders Richaard Mather and John Cotton, Mather was born in Boston, educated at Harvard (B.A. ; M.A. ), and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Glasgow University ().

No other American Puritan has fueled both the popular and academic imagination as has Cotton Mather (). Colonial America's foremost theologian and historian, Mather was also one of its most powerful voices advocating millennialism. His lifelong preoccupation with this subject culminated in his definitive treatise, "Triparadisus" (/).

Cotton Mather has books on Goodreads with ratings. Cotton Mather’s most popular book is On Witchcraft. Title page of Cotton Mather's "The Wonders of the Invisible World", a book on witchcraft.

Library of Congress / Getty Images. When the notorious trials of accused witches began in Salem in the winter ofCotton Mather approved of them, and by some interpretations actively encouraged them. Miscellaneous manuscript materials VI.

Sermons, essays, and other works, This series contains the historical and religious works of Cotton Mather, written between andincluding sermons on Biblical figures and studies of apocalypticism, millennialism, conversion, angels, prophecy, and witchcraft.

Cotton Mather's spiteful and scathing. every book of worth in Colonies and the rise had hoped to be the vica ie sinful punished. Puritan decline, an eml FVRTHER READING: Letters of Cotton Mather, e meaæccne, ana ti¿e hey were, like h is thou- rested with scriPtural and classical allusions.

Mather believed. No other American Puritan has fueled both the popular and academic imagination as has Cotton Mather (). Colonial America's foremost theologian and historian, Mather was also one of its most powerful voices advocating : Hardcover. 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:. Reiner Smolinski, Professor of Early American Literature and Culture at Georgia State University, is the General Editor of Cotton Mather's enormous “Biblia Americana” holograph has published on a wide variety of Matheriana, on millennialism, typology, and Salem witchcraft, on John Cotton, Roger Williams, Isaac Newton, Poe, and Hawthorne, but most recently on Mather.

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. millennialism as they were understood by commentators of the late seventeenth century in old and New England, writers like Joseph Mede, Thomas Brightman, John Davenport, Increase and Cotton Mather, and Samuel Sewall.

Moreover, Mather's 'New Jerusalem' is filled with typological com-mentary, the systematic understanding of God's providential.

The Threefold Paradise of Cotton Mather: An Edition of "Triparadisus" (Athens, GA and London: University of Georgia Press, c), by Cotton Mather, ed. by Reiner Smolinski (PDF at ) Filed under: Millennialism -- United States -- History -- 20th century. 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.

Cotton Mather moved from premillennialism to an "allegorical millennialism" and “lost his faith that Jews were God's chosen people (p. ).” Also notable is the following: “All the first preterists were Roman Catholics, and the first Protestant preterist was Hugo Grotius, who was reaching out to Rome in an attempt to bring natural law Reviews: Mather’s use of figurative language is the subject of the book’s central chapters.

In tracing Puritan figural imagination and the adaptation of prophetic symbolism in Mather’s writings, Lowance follows Brumm and Bercovitch and draws a direct line of influence from the second generation of Puritan settlers to Mather, Edwards, and beyond to.

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.

His publications include books and essays on puritan millennialism, Salem witchcraft, and early Enlightenment science and biblical hermeneutics. As general editor of Cotton Mather's forthcoming volume Biblia Americana (), he is guiding an international team of volume editors to publish colonial America's first commentary on the Bible.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.All in all, Increase Mather wrote more than works comprising history, doctrine, books on witches, the first American biography –The Life and Death of That Reverend Man of God, Mr.

Richard Mather () - the first book about comets in English, proselytizing sermons, and jeremiads proving the universality of his interests.