Two Mather Biographies: Life and Death and Parentator
The first modem edition of Increase Mather's seventeenth-century biography of his father, Richard, and Cotton Mather's eighteenth-century biography of his father, Increase. Characteristic of New England Puritan biographies, both convey religious instruction about the conduct of one's life on earth.
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NOTES TO Life and Death
NOTES TO Parentator
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117 ページ - And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people...
58 ページ - I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith ; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me at that day ; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
146 ページ - Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
58 ページ - All the days of my appointed time will I wait till my change come.
35 ページ - Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord ; they rest from their labours, and their works follow them...
63 ページ - Epist. to Thess. Chap. 5. And the whole Second Epistle of Peter; his Notes whereon he reviewed, and Transcribed for the Press, not many years before his decease. Notwithstanding those rare Gifts and Graces wherewith the Lord had adorned him, he was exceeding low and little in his own eyes. Some have thought that his greatest errour was, that he did not magnifie his Office, as he might and sometimes should have done.
44 ページ - Instructing the Living concerning Death, the Resurrection, the Judgement to come, and the like seasonable Truths. Thus did he Preach the Word, being instant in season and out of season, reproving, rebuking, exhorting, with all long-suffering and doctrine.
227 ページ - The half-way covenant was a scheme devised by our forefathers, assembled in synod, 1662, to determine who were the proper subjects of baptism ; and they decided, " that church members, who were admitted in minority, understanding the doctrine of faith, and publicly professing their assent thereto, not scandalous in life, and solemnly owning the covenant before the church, wherein they give up themselves and children to the Lord, and subject themselves to the government of Christ in his church, their...
181 ページ - At nine o'clock, he came down and read a chapter, and made a prayer with his family. He then returned unto the work of the study. Coming down to dinner, he quickly went up again, and begun the afternoon with another prayer.