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Increase Mather
b. June 21, 1639 – d. August 23, 1723 • Congregationalist • Puritan
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Mather, Increase
Mather, Increase (1639–1723)A prominent preacher, scholar, church and political leader, and the most able statesman of seventeenth century Massachusetts. Mather is regarded as the greatest native-born American Puritan. The son of Richard Mather, Increase graduated from Harvard (1656), Trinity College,
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Mather, Increase
Mather, Increase (1639–1723). Puritan pastor of the Second Church of Boston (Old North Church), where his father, Richard, and his son Cotton ⇒Mather were also pastors. Increase was born in Boston and studied at Harvard, which he entered at the age of twelve. Later he obtained his master’s degree from
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Mather, Increase
Mather, Increase (1639–1723). A leading figure in Boston church and intellectual life, Mather was the pastor of the Second Congregational Church and, during the period 1686–1701, the president of *Harvard College. He was an advocate of the uniquely American religious service called the *Jeremiad and
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Mather, Increase (1639–1723)
MATHER, INCREASE (1639–1723)Known as one of the leading American *Puritans, Increase Mather was a graduate of Harvard (1656) and completed his MA at Trinity College in Dublin (1658). Eventually he returned to Boston where he served in ministry for nearly sixty years at Old North Church (1664–1723).
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Mather, Increase
Mather, Increase (1639–1723)An important Congregational minister; a leading clergyman in colonial MassachusettsBorn in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1639, Mather was a graduate of Harvard College (1565) and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (1658). After holding several pastorates in England, he returned