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Cotton Mather
b. February 12, 1663 – d. February 13, 1728 • Author • Scientist
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Mather, Cotton
Mather, Cotton (1663–1728)The most celebrated preacher, prestigious scholar, and prolific writer of his day. In Boston, Mather exerted a major influence in reshaping the ecclesiology, spirituality, and missiology of New England Puritan Congregationalism, redefining its concepts of covenant, preaching,
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Mather, Cotton
Mather, Cotton (1663–1728). Son of Increase ⇒Mather. He studied at Harvard and then at the University of Glasgow. For a time he collaborated with his father in the pastorate. He was, like his father, a Calvinist of strong Puritanical conviction. His formal theology is based on the ⇒Westminster Confession,
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Mather, Cotton
Mather, Cotton (1663–1728). A leading Congregationalist Puritan in Massachusetts, Mather was the son of Increase *Mather and grandson of John Cotton. His work Memorable Providences Relating to Witchcraft played a major role in touching off the Salem witch trials of 1692. A man of broad interests encompassing
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Mather, Cotton
Mather, Cotton (1663–1728)Mather’s intellectual and ministerial prowess matched the formidable legacy he inherited from his father Increase Mather (1639–1723) and grandfathers John Cotton (1585–1652) and Richard Mather (1596–1669), the principal architects of the New England Way. He received his BA
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Mather, Cotton (1663–1728)
MATHER, COTTON (1663–1728)Grandson of John Cotton and son of Increase *Mather, Cotton Mather represented two leading *Puritan families in America. Serving with his father in the ministry at Old North Church in Boston, Cotton Mather’s theology and life is well represented in his writing, since he produced
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Mather, Cotton
Mather, Cotton (1663–1728)A leading Congregational minister; scientist; the most celebrated New England writer of his day; one of the founders of Yale UniversityBorn in Boston, Mather graduated from Harvard (1678) and in 1685 became a colleague of his father, Increase Mather, as pastor of Boston’s