Archives for October 14, 2013

Giving Cotton Mather his due

This year marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of Cotton Mather (1663-1728).  Descendant of leading Puritan ministers, defender of colonial liberties, esteemed pastor of a large Boston congregation, and enlightened proponent of science, Mather is an important figure in American colonial history.  Despite all his works—or maybe because of all his works—Mather has received [Read More…]