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  Increase Mather - LoveToKnow 1911
INCREASE MATHER (1639-1723), American Congregational minister, was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, on the 21st of June 1639, the youngest son of Richard Mather.' He entered Harvard in 1651, and graduated in 1656.
Mather had expressed strong dissatisfaction with the clause giving the governor the right of veto, and regretted the less theocratic tone of the charter which made all freemen (and not merely church members) electors.
Increase Mather was a great preacher with a simple style and a splendid voice, which had a "Tonitruous Cogency," to quote his son's phrase.
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 Biography of Increase Mather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Increase Mather was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts on 12 June 1639.
Increase was the father of Cotton Mather, who was also a minister, although with a radical and oversexed theology compared to that of Increase.
Both Mathers, however, developed doubts as to whether the witchcraft trials in Salem were achieving justice, and warned against the admission of spectral evidence.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/ASA_INC.HTM   (411 words)

  
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Mather, Increase (21 June 1639-23 Aug. 1723), Puritan minister, was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the son of Richard Mather, Dorchester's minister, and Katherine Holt, both of Lancashire, England.
Mather chose to nominate him partly because William III was known to want a governor who could lead troops against the French, but the choice soon backfired on Mather when Phips proved to be a coarse and bullying officeholder.
Increase Mather's life had its greatest influence on that half century in New England that followed the deaths of the founders, a time when the first generation to be born in America reached maturity.
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 Salem Witch Trials: Increase Mather
Increase Mather was born on June 21, 1639 to Richard and Katherine Mather.
Between 1688 and 1692, Increase Mather was in England advocating on behalf of the colony.
Increase Mather, however, understood that innocent blood was being shed, and that the Salem court ran rampant without concern for the advice of the clerical guides, an unprecedented development in the Puritan Colony.
www.iath.virginia.edu /salem/people/i_mather.html   (1027 words)

  
 [EMLS 1.3 (December 1995): 4.1-34] Shifting Signs: Increase Mather and the Comets of 1680 and 1682
Mather enhances the supernatural import of the comet through the skillful use of highly emotive rhetoric which directs the significance of the comet as a public sign of God's displeasure outside the realm of rationalization and into the apocalyptic arena of the terror sermon.
Mather consistently reinforces the implications of comets as signs of impending doom, yet he indicates that such signs are not universal and that only God knows where, and for whom, any potential calamity is directed.
Mather interprets the presence of the comet as a visible utterance of God's divine language, "yea the voice of the almighty" (23), yet it is a voice that only the Puritan faithful may hear.
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 Increase Mather - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Increase Mather in 1688, when he was in London.
The Reverend Increase Mather (June 21, 1639 — August 23, 1723) was a major figure in the early history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay (now the Federal state of Massachusetts).
As an influential member of the community, Increase was involved in the notorious witch hysteria of Salem, Massachusetts.
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 Increase Mather
Mather, however, was instrumental in securing a new charter (signed on October 7, 1691), and prevented the annexation of the Plymouth Colony to New York.
Mather had been acting president of Harvard College in 1681-82, and in June 1685 he again became acting president (or rector), but still preached every Sunday in Boston and would not comply with an order of the General Court that he should reside in Cambridge.
The Liberal party, which now came into control in the college repeatedly disappointed the hopes of Cotton Mather that he might be chosen president, and by its ecclesiastical laxness and its broader views of Church polity forced the Mathers to turn from Harvard to Yale as a truer school of the prophets.
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 Search Results for "increase mather"
Harvard (B.A., 1678; M.A., 1681); son of Increase Mather and grandson of Richard Mather and of John Cotton.
26 The indisputable leader of the second generation was Increase Mather, son of Richard Mather, and father of Cotton, the most vigorous...
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 MHS Increase Mather Papers, 1659-1721 : Guide to the Microfilm Edition
Increase Mather, the youngest son of the Reverend Richard Mather (1596-1669) of Dorchester, and the father of Cotton Mather (1663-1728), has been described as the "foremost American Puritan" of his generation.
While Mather's diary entries are concerned, in large part, with devotional matters, the manuscripts of his writings and correspondence indicate the breadth of his wide-ranging interests, including education, history, politics, and science.
The bulk of the Mather family papers at the American Antiquarian Society, of which the Increase Mather papers form one of five major subdivisions, were purchased from Hannah Mather Crocker (1752-1829), the great-granddaughter of Increase Mather, by Isaiah Thomas and donated to the American Antiquarian Society by Thomas in 1814.
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 Common-place: The Trouble With Angels
Increase Mather pointed to the ways in which biblical characters, such as Daniel, had been healed and suggested that ordinary people might also benefit from angels.
Increase Mather doubted especially those reports in which women alone had seen angelic visitors; in his view, the chances that Satan had simply deluded these women were high.
Increase Mather wrote about angels in several sermons, most fully in Angelographia, or A Discourse Concerning the Nature and Power of the Holy Angels, and the Great Benefit which the True Fearers of GOD Receive by their Ministry (Boston, 1696).
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 Increase Mather - Encyclopedia.com
Cotton Mather, his son and colleague, cooperated with him in many of the affairs that occupied their busy lives.
This conservatism led to trouble with the government during the Restoration period, and Increase Mather was a particularly bitter opponent of Edward Randolph and Sir Edmund Andros over the withdrawal of the Massachusetts charter and the conduct of the royal government.
Increase Mather looked with favor on the government of Sir William Phips.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Mather-I.html   (670 words)

  
 Cotton Mather Biography and Summary
Cotton Mather was born in Boston on 12 February 1663, the eldest child of Increase Mather and Maria Cotton Mather, who was the daughter of John Cotton, an elder statesman of the first generation of settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
The first child of Increase and Maria Cotton Mather, he was born in Boston on 12 February 1663, into a family whose energies and genius we...
Mather, Cotton(1663–1728) Cotton Mather, scholar, clergyman, and author, was the oldest son of Increase Mather, one of the leading figures in the Puritan theocracy in Massachusetts.
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 Salem Witch Trials Increase Mather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
INCREASE MATHER (1639-1723): Mather, an influential Boston minister and father of Cotton Mather, is credited with being a force for moderation throughout the Salem witchcraft trials and helping bring them to an end with the circulation of his Cases of Conscience on October 3, 1692.
Increase Mather has drawn fire from some historians of the period for his hesitancy to take a firm stand against the trials and executions early in the summer of 1692.
However, Mather's unique role as leading minister, President of Harvard College, and confidant of Governor William Phips placed him in the precarious position of contesting the witchcraft trials while supporting the judges.
jefferson.village.virginia.edu /salem/minis/imather1.html   (139 words)

  
 Cotton Mather - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cotton Mather was the son of influential minister Increase Mather.
Mather set the nation's "moral tone," and sounded the call for second and third generation Puritans, whose parents had left England for the New England colonies of North America to return to the theological roots of Puritanism.
From his religious training, Mather viewed the importance of texts for elaborating meaning and for bridging different moments of history (for instance, linking the biblical stories of Noah and Abraham with the arrival of eminent leaders such as John Eliot, John Winthrop, and his own father Increase Mather).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cotton_Mather   (1068 words)

  
 THE COLONIAL MIND BK1_PT2_CH2
In his professional capacity, Increase Mather was the priest rather than the theologian, a pastor of the flock, an expounder of the creed, rather than a seeker after new light.
In the egocentric universe wherein Cotton Mather lived and labored the cosmos had shrunk to the narrow bounds of a Puritan commonwealth, whereof Boston was the capital and the prosperity of the North Church the special and particular object of divine concern.
The diary of Cotton Mather is a treasure-trove to the abnormal psychologist.
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 INCREASE MATHER (1639-... - Online Information article about INCREASE MATHER (1639-...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Mather.' He entered Harvard in 1651, and graduated in 1656.
Mather, however, was instrumental in securing a new charter (signed on Oct.
Cotton Mather (q.v.) that he might be chosen president, and by its ecclesiastical laxness and its broader views of Church polity forced the Mathers to turn from Harvard to Yale as a truer school of the prophets.
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 Mather, Cotton
Cotton Mather (1663-1728), the best-known New England Puritan divine of his generation, was a controversial figure in his own time and remains so among scholars today.
Cotton Mather was born in Boston, Massachusettes, February 12, 1663.
Grandson of Richard Mather and John Cotton, and son of Increase Mather, he was ordained in 1685 and served as pastor along with his father at North Church in Boston.
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 Cotton Mather
The son of Increase Mather and the grandson of John Cotton and Richard Mather, Cotton Mather lived all his life in Boston.
Worst of all, his son Increase was arrested for rioting.
Mather's interest in science and particularly in various American phenomena—published in his Curiosa Americana (1712-24)—won him membership in the Royal Society of London.
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 Kymm Coveney's Ancestry - Person Page 73
Increase Mather was born on 21 June 1639 at Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.
Increase Mather married Mary Cotton, daughter of Rev.
Cotten Mather witnessed the marriage of Thomas Chute and Mary Carter on 11 December 1712 at Boston, Suffolk, MA, U.S.A..
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 Subject 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Mather therefore used an argument about due process to promote his political view that the old charter was the best way to be governed.
Mather claimed that they were at the mercy of the governor’s will because they were unaware of all but one new law; the colonists were only dutifully informed of the law that “doth prohibit all Town Meetings, excepting on a certain Day once a Year.”
Increase Mather and Edward Randolph had held very different political views, which were due in large part to their different identities and youth experiences.
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 Increase Mather - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Mather, Increase (1639-1723), son of Richard Mather, born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard College (now Harvard University),...
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 The Last American Puritan: The Life of Increase Mather, 1639-1723: Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data
Mather (1639-1723), whose son Cotton outlived him by just a few years, can be considered not only the last consequential New England puritan but the very epitome of the breed.
Mather experienced religious conversion at 15, reconversion after a period of agonizing doubt, and schooled himself never to laugh in public.
He is the editor of Increase Mather's autobiography and the author of Edward Randolph and the American Colonies, 1676-1703.
www.halloween.com /halloween-books/free.php?in=us&asin=0819562386   (898 words)

  
 Cotton Mather Home Page
From "Memoirs of Remarkables in the Life and the Death of the Ever-Memorable Dr. Increase Mather" (1724).
The Tryal of G[eorge] B[urroughs] at a Court of Oyer and Terminer, Held in Salem, 1692
A short biography of Cotton Mather describing his role in the Salem witchraft trials of 1692.
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 Remarkable Providences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In it, Mather uses a Biblical quotation as the authority for interpreting storms as a sign from God; he then goes on to recount three remarkable deliverances from terrible storms, all examples of God's Providence and mercy.
A Puritan minister educated both in this country and in England, Increase Mather was one of the dominating figures in the Massachussets Bay Colony, as were his father Richard Mather and his son Cotton Mather.
Increase Mather was a conservative in politics and in religion; his view of Providential disasters is representative of his and Defoe's time.
academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu /english/melani/novel_18c/defoe/mather.html   (1069 words)

  
 St. Boltoph Town: Chapter 9
Increase Mather devo­tedly loved his precocious young son and upon him he lavished a passionate affection which the lad repaid in reverence which was almost worship.
Mather was the Person that was pitch'd upon." Since 1685 this busy minister had been president of Harvard College as well as one of the first citizens of Boston.
Increase Mather had preached the sermon, away back in 1674, which caused Phips to feel himself a sinner and seek for enrolment among the righteous of the state; Increase Mather also had now named him for the office which crowned his worldly ambition.
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 Increase Mather Remarkable Providences An Essay For the Recording of Illustrious Providences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
INCREASE MATHER (1639-1723), divine, historian, college president, colonial statesman and diplomat, is a familiar figure to the student of American history.
Born the youngest son of a religious leader known in Old England as well as New, and graduated from Harvard in 1656, while Puritanism was still dominant in the mother land, he had choice of two worlds for his career, and at first elected for the old, where two of his brothers were already prospering.
Mather's brief summary is but a hint of it's contents; but he must have used other sources as well (perhaps a lost letter of inclosure and doubtless Willard's sermon on the subject, printed in 1673 with others in his Useful Instructions).
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