Even Jonathan “Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God” Edwards gets more love than Cotton Mather, the third-generation American Puritan pastor and theologian often blamed for the Salem Witch Trials. Earlier this year, Christ and Pop Culture brought out some thoughtful words from his father, Increase. Now, 350 after Cotton Mather was born, Agnes Howard at Patheos Evangelical’s Anxious Bench brings us a healthy reminder of his complexity (and his wig).
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