The American Pietism of Cotton Mather
360 Pages

The American Pietism of Cotton Mather


360 Pages


Cotton Mather is probably best known for his contributions to the Puritanism of colonial America. Yet the subject of this book is Mather's theology of Christian experience, usually associated with continental Pietism, a dynamic movement of reform and renewal in the Lutheran church. Richard Lovelace summarizes the basic thrust of Mather's treatment of spiritual rebirth, sanctification, pastoral and social ministry, the need for spiritual awakening, and the effects he believed this awakening should produce in Christianity and the mission of the church.
In Mather, the two great strains of American Evangelical Protestantism--Puritanism and Pietism--were combined, influencing Jonathan Edwards and American religion in general throughout the Great Awakening and subsequent revivals. Thus, the book is unique in tracing the roots of modern Evangelicalism beyond nineteenth-century Arminianism to the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century blend of Puritant-Pietist thought.



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Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 The American Pietism of Cotton Mather Origins of American Evangelicalism By Lovelace, Richard F. Copyright©1979 by Lovelace, Richard F. ISBN 13: 978-1-55635-392-5 ISBN 10: 1-55635-392-8 Publication date 4/2/2007 Previously published by Christian College Consortium, 1979 This volume was first published in 1979 by the Christian College Consortium in cooperation with William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. Wipf and Stock Publishers would like to express their gratitude to the presidents of the member institutions of the Consortium who, as the organization’s board of directors, have surrendered the original copyright to permit publication of this reprinted edition.