ACCOUNT OF THE DISCIPLINE IN THE CHURCHES OF NEW ENGLAND - Cotton Mather, 1972
A FAITHFUL ACCOUNT OF THE DISCIPLINE PROFESSED AND PRACTICED; IN THE CHURCHES OF NEW-ENGLAND (1726)
Book Details + Condition: Arno Press (New York). First Edition thus, 1972. Part of the publisher's "Research Library of Colonial Americana" collection. Hardcover. 207 pages with Advertisements. A first edition facsimile reprint of Mather's signature work on "proper" church practices and doctrine for New England churches, from the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The book also provides a detailed description of the discipline that was followed by the churches in New England during the time. Mather's work is based on his own observations and experiences as a minister in the Puritan community. Mather covers topics including: the role of the minister in the church, the importance of church membership, and the process of church discipline. He also provides a historical perspective by examining the discipline of the primitive churches, drawing parallels between their practices and those of the New England churches.
From the massive occult collection of King Lawrence Parker - academic, dissertation author, and book collector extraordinaire. Firm binding; light shelf wear to boards; Parker's bookplate to inside front board, and info to ffep; interior is clean and free of markings.