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Biblia Americana : Genesis America's First Bible Commentary

Smolinski, Reiner, Editor & Cotton Mather

Published by Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, MI, 2010
ISBN 10: 0801039002 / ISBN 13: 9780801039003
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Title: Biblia Americana : Genesis America's First ...

Publisher: Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, MI

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hard Cover

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Synopsis: Cotton Mather, one of the leading intellectuals of colonial America, has often been overshadowed by his younger Puritan contemporary, Jonathan Edwards. Now, however, the publication of this first edition of Mather's magnum opus in the area of biblical knowledge focuses fresh attention on early New England's second most prodigious intellect. Mather's commentary takes the form of questions and answers on the whole biblical canon. The edition, prepared by an international team of experts in early American studies, will consist of ten volumes published over the course of a decade. This first volume introduces the project and offers Mather's comments on Genesis. This work will be treasured by students of American church history, colonial-era Puritanism, Christian responses to the Enlightenment, American intellectual development, and the history of biblical interpretation. It is a must-have acquisition for research libraries covering these disciplines.

About the Author: Cotton Mather (1663-1728), trained at Harvard and ordained in 1685, was a Puritan pastor and scholar in Boston. Reiner Smolinski (PhD, Pennsylvania State University), general editor of the Biblia Americana project, is professor of early American literature at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. His previous publications include The Threefold Paradise of Cotton Mather and The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: The Millennial Impulse in Early American Literature.

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