Providential explanations for qnotable happeningsq in Puritan history, such as cases of Indian captivity, shipwreck, natural disaster, a diabolic manifestations, possessions, a witchcraft. Essential to an understanding of Puritan society a culture in colonial America. The Essay is also one of America's earliest scientific works. Mather, shortly to become President of Harvard College, discusses magnetism, earthquakes, a medicine, with specific examples drawn from the New England experience, as in other accounts of the period, but differing from them in his qmore scientific method, a in the devotion of some space to the exploding of superstition a the treatment of purely scientific subjectsq (DAB). The book is still eminently a entirely readable, its vigorous a colloquial prose constantly equal to its extraordinary content.The book is still eminently aamp; entirely readable, its vigorous aamp; colloquial prose constantly equal to its extraordinary content.
|Title||:||An essay for the recording of illustrious providences|
|Publisher||:||Scholars Facsimilies & Reprint - 1684|