Cotton Mather

Cotton Mather

by Dennis Abrams
     
 

Cotton Mather was the most prominent minister of his time, one whose sermons influenced generations of religious believers. Married three times and the father of 15 children, Mather was an extraordinarily prolific writer and was involved in politics and science. The story of his life gives a view of a turbulent period in American history, during which the strict

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Cotton Mather was the most prominent minister of his time, one whose sermons influenced generations of religious believers. Married three times and the father of 15 children, Mather was an extraordinarily prolific writer and was involved in politics and science. The story of his life gives a view of a turbulent period in American history, during which the strict religious beliefs of the early Puritan settlers began to be challenged by a more secular, worldly view of society. During this time, it was Mather's writings, views, and behavior that would spark and influence the Salem Witch Trials.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604137361
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Series:
Leaders of the Colonial Era Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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