I will be willing to part with but only if can be a price I cant refuse to let go.. Book by the great American Puritan Clergyman Increase Mather.. First edition I was told... Printed in Boston 1715 its so hard to find books printed in Boston that early much harder by a Mather and if intact. We are talking over 10 20 thousand bucks.When Godly men dye angels carry their souls to another and better world.. Book has a Cotton Mather.
Several Sermons wherein is Shewed, I. That Jesus Christ Is a Mighty Saviour. That God Converts His Elect Some at One Age,, and Some at Another, Commonly before Old Age. That When Godly Men Dye, Angels Carry Their Souls to Another and a Better World. The condition is good very readable but it was well loved carried to meeting houses just imagine where it has been..
But with his title page.. If sells I will cry no joke.. I know I will never find or if I do I won't afford so lets see. One may laugh but h.Istory means the world to me.. I like to hold feel.. Experience the distant past in my hands. You can't read enough about Increase Mather... Several Sermons wherein is shewed I That Jesus Christ is a Mighty Saviour II That God Converts His Elect some at one Age and some at Another Commonly before Old Age III That when Godly Men dye Angels carry their Souls to another and a better World With a Preface in which there is a brief and true Character of the Reverend Mr Thomas Bridge a lately deceased Pastor in one of the Churches in Boston Boston printed by B Green for Benjamin Eliot at his shop 1715.
Please see this link or see pic of this link last page 126 >. Even more than his illustrious son Cotton, Increase Mather, is representative of American Puritanism in seventeenth-century New England. As a leader of Bostons ministry, he became the defender of Puritan orthodoxy during its decline; as president of Harvard, he guided the college through its most difficult period; as a political figure, he secured a new charter for Massachusetts when the old had been revoked; and as a voluminous writer, he published in widely diverse disciplines. Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard B. 1656 and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland M.
Nonconformity to Anglicanism forced him to return to New England, where he became a controversial spiritual and political leader. In February 1674, Increase Mather delivered a sermon, entitled "The Day of Trouble is Near", the first of many great speeches to the faithful that would make him an influential Puritan leader in Boston and across the growing Massachusetts Bay Colony.
His predominant role in Puritan society would call him across the ocean, as turbulent events in England led to the revocation of the Massachusetts Bay Colony's charter. Between 1688 and 1692, Increase Mather was in England advocating on behalf of the colony. Increase Mather played a crucial role in securing Phips' appointment by the Crown, and therefore the Governor was indebted to him for his position.
Then Mather and Phips arrived in Boston, events in Salem Village had already begun to swirl beyond the confines of that small community. The jails were beginning to fill with the accused witches, and interim Governor Bradstreet had kept courts from sitting in trial.
The new Governor, empowered by a new charter, looked to clear the judicial backlog and established the special Court of Oyer and Terminer to "hear and determine" the witchcraft cases. On May 27, 1692 the Court was established, and Bridget Bishop was the first to be executed on Gallows Hill in Salem exactly two weeks later on June 10. Governor Phips, apparently surprised at the speed and force which his actions had begun to unleash, looked to Increase Mather and other notable Boston ministers for guidance. Increase signed onto "The Return of Several Ministers, " written by his son, Cotton Mather, which put the Boston ministers on record urging caution in the use of spectral evidence in the Salem court.Pre-occupied with preparations for an expedition to fight Indian forces in Maine, Phips did not pay sufficient attention to the mounting number of arrests and executions ordered by the Salem court, before he left Boston for Maine in mid-August 1692. With Phips went Increase Mather's highest patron in civil government and any hopes he might have had of restraining the court in Salem.
As June stretched into July, the pace of arrests, examinations, and imprisonments only quickened leading to the execution of five women on July 19. On July 31, Increase delivered a sermon at Simon Willard's Third Church in Boston in which he posed the question to the congregation: O what makes the difference between the devils in hell and the angels of heaven?
" Mather answered that the quality of holiness distinguished an angel in heaven from the devils below, and in doing so he "focused responsibility on the people of New England at large, and yet looked to individuals for the means to solve the problem. It encouraged the individual believer to attend to the state of his or her own soul regardless of what might be happening in the world.
The impact of such words from a Boston pulpit on views of the witchcraft problem is indirect, but clear nonetheless. Mather advised the congregation that they should focus their attention on their own shortcomings and not those that they saw in their neighbors and friends. Still, this was not a clear message to halt the trials, and they continued unabated in Salem.Increase Mather attended only one trial in Salem, that of George Burroughs, Jr. And he seems to have fully agreed with the result. Bernard Rosenthal in his Salem Story focuses attention on the seeming contradiction between Increase Mather's overall opposition to the Court's methods and his support for the same methods in the case of Mr. Rosenthal writes that, Burroughs, as a dissenting minister, offered so powerful a symbol of lost Puritan power that such moderate and influential ministers as Increase and Cotton Mather lost their way in confronting his case. Contradictions such as this continue to haunt comments on Mather by scholars of the period. By late September 1692, the witchcraft trials had truly reached an hysterical pitch. Nineteen had been hanged, and Giles Cory had been tortured to death for refusing to enter a plea. Scores of people languished in the jails awaiting trial on the charges against them.... I've been studying Early American History and collecting 18th century antiques for 30 years.
Colonial period history is my passion besides wildlife.. Wildlife rescuing and well all animals. To keep funding my wildlife babies rescue I'm offering some rare Early American 18th c antiques from my 30s years collecting. The item "Early rare 18th c book 1715 Boston imprint sermon by Increase Mather" is in sale since Friday, June 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".The seller is "bird1759" and is located in Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.