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Technologies of Inoculation

Cristobal Silva

in Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199743476
eISBN:
9780199896868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743476.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter examines the interlinked histories of inoculation and print during the 1721 Boston inoculation controversy. Cotton Mather claimed that he learned about inoculation from his slave ... More


Abandoned and Adopted in a New World

Carol J. Singley

in Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The early Puritans ambivalently left England, the mother country, portraying themselves as abandoned orphans. Sustained by the belief that they were chosen people, they also emulated ... More


Augustan American Literature: An Aesthetics of Extravagance

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the Augustan tradition in American literature, arguing that it should not be seen as confined to the world of belles lettres. It suggests that Augustan American literature ... More


“What about Peace?”: Cotton Mather’s Millennium and the Rise of International Law

Nan Goodman

in Law and the Utopian Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790819
eISBN:
9780804791861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790819.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines how the language of the law is not only reflected in but also helps to shape even those utopic imaginations that are often embedded in millenialist visions of Christianity and ... More


Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative

Cristobal Silva

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199743476
eISBN:
9780199896868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743476.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This book reimagines New England’s literary history by tracing seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century epidemics alongside the era of early colonial expansion, the Antinomian controversy, the ... More


Landfall: The New World as New Creation

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

During the colonial era, British settlers only gradually allowed North America’s actual physical environment to shape their idea of the New World they inhabited. Although New England Puritans were ... More


Building Bensalem at Massachusetts Bay: The Search For Solomon’s Adamic Wisdom

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 4 documents the influence of Francis Bacon, Comenius, and the new science on colonial aspirations to the intellectual perfections enjoyed by Adam and partially restored by Solomon. John ... More


The Manufactured Millennium

Nan Goodman

in The Puritan Cosmopolis: The Law of Nations and the Early American Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190642822
eISBN:
9780190642846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642822.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Puritans reconceptualized the millennium—their vision of peace in the world to come. As a religiously inspired end-of-the-world scenario, most political and legal historians see the millennium as ... More


Cosmopolitan Communication and the Discourse of Pietism

Nan Goodman

in The Puritan Cosmopolis: The Law of Nations and the Early American Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190642822
eISBN:
9780190642846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642822.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The chapter makes a case for cosmopolitanism in the development of Pietism, a movement of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries that put the Puritans in touch with what was called the ... More


Typologizing the Jew: The Judeo-Centric Foundations of America’s Covenantal Vocation

Robert O. Smith

in More Desired than Our Owne Salvation: The Roots of Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199993246
eISBN:
9780199346394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993246.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how the Judeo-centric tradition of prophecy interpretation informed negotiations of ‘American’ identity among English subjects in the New World, specifically the Puritan ... More


A Fish Tale: Jonathan Edwards and Cotton Mather on Jonah’s Whale

Ava Chamberlain

in Jonathan Edwards and Scripture: Biblical Exegesis in British North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190249496
eISBN:
9780190249526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249496.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Ava Chamberlain treats Jonthan Edwards’ interpretation of the biblical story of Jonah, comparing it with that of Cotton Mather and that of early modern skeptics. In this case study, she shows how ... More


How to Help Melancholicks: Mather

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Cotton Mather's discussion of melancholy. Mather was a Puritan divine who lived between 1663 and 1728. Educated at Harvard, he was ordained in 1685 and later succeeded his ... More


Theology in Colonial America

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Theologians dominated the public square in Colonial America. Colonial American theology in many ways maintained continuity with Old World understandings of the world and the church. Colonial ... More


Mysteries, Memories, and Metaphors: From Event to Memory

in The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226005416
eISBN:
9780226005423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226005423.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the role of cultural memory in the American imagination of the Salem witch trials and analyzes how it was formed. It reviews two competing narratives about the 1692 witch ... More


Deploying Amazons: Women and Wartime Propaganda

Gina M. Martino

in Women at War in the Borderlands of the Early American Northeast

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640990
eISBN:
9781469641010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640990.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 3 explores the relationship between women’s war making in the northeastern borderlands and propaganda. It argues that political and religious leaders used accounts of women’s martial ... More


“God's Secret”: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemical Healing, and the Medical Culture of Early New England

Walter W. Woodward

in Prospero's America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833018
eISBN:
9781469603070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895931_woodward.11
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes Jonathan Brewster's concern that news of his discovery of the “Elixer, fitt for Medicine, and healing of all maladyes” would bring a throng of people to his remote woodland ... More


Spiritual Meaning and Experimental Piety in the Exegesis of Cotton Mather and Jonathan Edwards

Jan Stievermann and Ryan P. Hoselton

in Jonathan Edwards and Scripture: Biblical Exegesis in British North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190249496
eISBN:
9780190249526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249496.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Jan Stievermann and Ryan P. Hoselton consider the role of experiential piety in the exegesis of Cotton Mather and Jonathan Edwards. Both were deeply engaged in the new critical questions of their ... More


Law and the Utopian Imagination

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merill Umphrey (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790819
eISBN:
9780804791861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790819.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book is a project of exploration and resuscitation of idea of utopianism within legal discourse. Instead of mapping out the contours of a familiar terrain, the contributors seek to explore the ... More


The Debate over Prophetic Evidence for the Authority of the Bible in Cotton Mather’s Biblia Americana

Jan Stievermann

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the colonial origins of the ongoing debates in American Protestantism over prophetic evidence. It examines Cotton Mather’s notes on the book of Isaiah from his hitherto ... More


‘A greater revolution’: Anti-Jacobitism and the Hanoverian Succession in the British Atlantic World, 1702–16

David Parrish

in Negotiating Toleration: Dissent and the Hanoverian Succession, 1714-1760

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198804222
eISBN:
9780191842429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804222.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Letters to and from prominent Dissenting leaders and their political allies such as Cotton Mather and Benjamin Colman in New England, Archibald Stobo in South Carolina, and Robert Hunter in New York ... More


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