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Cotton Mather on Witchcraft (Occult)

Cotton Mather

Cotton Mather on Witchcraft (Occult)

by Cotton Mather

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Published by Dorset Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Magic & alchemy,
  • Mind, Body, Spirit,
  • Wicca,
  • History - General History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages172
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8133571M
    ISBN 100880296720
    ISBN 109780880296724

    and hanged; and Cotton Mather published next year an account of the case, under the title of "Late Memorable Providences, relating to Witchcraft and Possession," which displays a very extraordinary amount of credulity, and an equally great want of anything like sound judgment.   Cotton Mather worried less about condemning an innocent than about allowing a witch to walk free. In “Wonders,” he set out “to countermine the whole plot of the devil against New England.”.

      Title page of Cotton Mather's "The Wonders of the Invisible World", a book on witchcraft. Library of Congress / Getty Images. When the notorious trials of accused witches began in Salem in the winter of , Cotton Mather approved of them, and by some interpretations actively encouraged them. Cotton Mather is one of the main male characters of Salem.. Driven by secret obsessions and desire, Cotton Mather is the well-educated local aristocrat who fans the flames of Salem’s witch foremost expert on witches and malice, Cotton Mather is a Puritan Reverend, son of the infamous witch hunter Increase Mather. But even as he is hunting witches, he lives under the shadow of his Eye Color: Green.

    On Witchcraft: Cotton Mather: Paperback: Witchcraft (See Also Religion - Wicca) bookBrand: Dover Publications. In the book, Cotton Mather gave detailed descriptions of each case against an accused witch. One of the most famous and rare early New England books was this expose of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. In the book, Cotton Mather gave detailed descriptions of .


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out of 5 stars Paperback. $ Next/5(18). For the next fifteen months, witchcraft accusations, trials, and executions spiral out of control.

Nineteen "witches" are hanged, and one is pressed to death. At the eye of the storm stands Cotton Mather, a prominent Boston pastor.

During the trials he advises the Salem judges. Afterwards he defends them in his book, The Wonders of the 5/5(1).

Cotton Mather has books on Goodreads with ratings. Cotton Mather’s most popular book is On Witchcraft. Cotton Mather A.B. (Harvard College), A.M. ; honorary doctorate (University of Glasgow), was a socially and politically influential New England Puritan minister, prolific author, and pamphleteer.

Cotton Mather was the son of influential minister Increase Mather. He is often remembered for his connection to the Salem witch trials/5. Cotton Mather on witchcraft: Being the wonders of the invisible world Cotton Mather wrote more than books and pamphlets, and his literary works made him one of the most influential religious leaders in America.

Mather set the moral tone in the colonies for people to return to the theological roots of Puritanism. The most important of 3/5(1). cotton mather witchcraft Download cotton mather witchcraft or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get cotton mather witchcraft book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Mather preached his first sermon in August ofand went on to be ordained by at age Besides his involvement with the witch trials in Salem during the s, Cotton Mather is remembered as one of the most influential Puritan ministers of his day.

8 quotes from Cotton Mather: 'That there is a Devil, is a thing doubted by none but such as are under the influences of the Devil.', 'Wilderness is a temporary condition through which we are passing to the Promised Land.', and 'The Jews have a saying worth remembering: "Whoever doesn't teach his son some trade or business, teaches him to be a thief.".

Cotton Mather was a socially and politically influential New England Puritan minister, prolific author and pamphleteer. He was also, apparently, responsible for laying the very groundwork that inspired the Salem witch trials. This book examines those claims. Free Download (below donate buttons).

Cotton Mather, (born FebruBoston, Massachusetts Bay Colony [U.S.]—died FebruBoston), American Congregational minister and author, supporter of the old order of the ruling clergy, who became the most celebrated of all New England combined a mystical strain (he believed in the existence of witchcraft) with a modern scientific interest (he supported.

Increase Mather had published a book on witchcraft in and his son Cotton Mather published one in Increase Mather brought out a London edition of his son's book in Increase Mather claimed to have picked all the men to be included in the new government.

A true believer in the devil's battle to get converts in Salem and other Massachusetts towns during the late seventeenth century, Mather also believed the fantastic accusations of those who accused their neighbors of witchcraft. The theologian's book, first published inprovides readers with guidelines for discovering witches Author: Cotton Mather.

Looking for books by Cotton Mather. See all books authored by Cotton Mather, including Witches Brew, and On Witchcraft, and more on   On Witchcraft (Dover Occult) - Kindle edition by Mather, Cotton.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading On Witchcraft (Dover Occult)/5(18).

Cotton Mather, a prolific author and well-known preacher, wrote this account ina year after the trials ended. Mather and his fellow New Englanders believed that God directly intervened in the establishment of the colonies and that the New World was formerly the Devil’s territory. The Wonders of the Invisible World was a book written by Cotton Mather and published in It was subtitled, Observations As well Historical as Theological, upon the Nature, the Number, and the Operations of the book defended Mather's role in the witchhunt conducted in Salem, espoused the belief that witchcraft was an evil magical power.

Increase Mather (J Old Style – Aug Old Style) was a powerful Puritan clergyman in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and was president of Harvard College for twenty years (–). He was influential in the administration of the colony during a time that coincided with the notorious Salem witch trials.

Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather Charles W. Upham. Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook, or read online. This book has pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in Description. From the Introduction: 'An article in The North American Review, for April,is mostly devoted to a notice of the work published by me Author: Charles W.

Upham. The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Cotton Mather (Mather, Cotton, ) Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article.

Mather, Cotton, Decennium Luctuosum: An History of Remarkable Occurrences, in the Long War, Which New-England Hath Had With the Indian Savages, From the Year to the Year (Boston: Printed by B. Green and J. Increase graduated from Harvard College inan institution to which he would return as its President.

His son, Cotton Mather was born into the third generation of Puritan Mather ministers, and after following in father's footsteps by studying at Harvard, Cotton would join his father as a leader in the Boston religious establishment.This book and Mather’s theatrical account of the Goodwin children led to the first accusation and outcry of witchcraft in Salem.

Cotton being a male priest gave him an extremely loud and respected voice in the community, and this factor helped people listen to him.This led A. P. Marvin in his book The Life and Times of Cotton Mather to say that if Mather’s methods had been “studied and imi­tated, it is possible, if not probable, that the whole awful tragedy of blood, inwould have been averted 5 “.