The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century

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NOTES

Unless otherwise indicated, works of New England authors were printed at Boston.

Citations of Harvard theses from the commencement of 1642 refer to Appendix D of Samuel Eliot Morison, The Founding of Harvard College ( Cambridge, 1935). Theses and quaestiones from later commencements through 1708 are taken from Appendix B of Morison, Harvard College in the Seventeenth Century ( Cambridge, 1936).


CHAPTER I
1.
Cf. Adolph Harnack, History of Dogma ( Boston, 1899-1902), V, 77-92.

CHAPTER II
1.
The best places in which to study the attitude of the New England Puritans toward the future life are: Jonathan Mitchell, A Discourse of the Glory To which God hath called Believers by Jesus Christ ( London, 1677); and Leonard Hoar, The Sting of Death and Death Unstung ( 1680).
2.
Cf. Adolph Harnack, History of Dogma ( Boston, 1899-1902), VI, 110ff., VII, 209ff.; cf. William Ames, Conscience with the Power and Cases Thereof ( London, 1643), bk. IV, p. 6.
3.
Thomas Hooker, The Application of Redemption ( London, 1659), p. 376; cf. John Rogers, The Doctrine of Faith ( London, 1629), pp. 361ff.; John Cotton, Christ the Fountaine of Life ( London, 1650, pp. 92-160; Samuel Lee, The Joy of Faith ( 1687), pp. 122-127; Samuel Willard, A Compleat Body of Divinity ( 1726), pp. 801ff.
4.
Cf. Hardin Craig, The Enchanted Glass ( New York, 1936), p. 25.

CHAPTER III
1.
Owen Animadversions on a Treatise Intituled Fiat Lux was in the possession of both Increase and Cotton Mather and was listed in the Harvard College Library Catalogue of 1723 ( Julius H. Tuttle, "The Libraries of the Mathers," Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, New Series, XX [ 1910], 287, 314; Catalogus Librorum Bibliothecae Collegii Harvardini . . . , Boston, 1723).
2.
Thomas Hall, Vindiciae Literarum ( London, 1655), p. 68; "How the Cobler" was Samuel How, one of the first sectarians to turn the enthusiasm of Puri

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
  • Contents *
  • Book I - Religion and Learning 1
  • Chapter I - The Augustinian Strain of Piety 3
  • Chapter II - The Practice of Piety 35
  • Chapter III - The Intellectual Character 64
  • Chapter IV - The Intellectual Heritage 89
  • Book II - Cosmology 109
  • Chapter V - The Instrument of Reason 111
  • Chapter VI - Knowledge 154
  • Chapter VII - The Uses of Reason 181
  • Chapter VIII - Nature 207
  • Book III - Anthropology 237
  • Chapter IX 239
  • Chapter X - The Means of Conversion 280
  • Chapter XI - Rhetoric 300
  • Chapter XII - The Plain Style 331
  • Book IV - Sociology 363
  • Chapter XIII - The Covenant of Grace 365
  • Chapter XIV - The Social Covenant 398
  • Chapter XV - The Church Covenant 432
  • Chapter XVI - God's Controversy with New England 463
  • Appendix A - The Literature of Ramus' Logic in Europe 493
  • Appendix B - The Federal School of Theology 502
  • Notes 507
  • Index 525
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