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By: MATHER, COTTON.
Publisher: London;, Printed for Eman. Matthews, at the Bible in Pater-Noster-Row.: M.DCC.XXI.  1721
Item Number: 17901
"Cotton Mather (1662/63-1727/28) Puritan clergyman, scholar and author, he was the eldest son of Increase Mather. ""Cotton Mather was the most influential writer of his generation in America. He brought the puritan period of New England history to an end and started towards the evangelical pietism of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His vision of Christian religion flying to America inspired nineteenth-century writers on America's manifest destiny..."" Re his work with natural science: ""Many of Mather's letters to England were about the natural sciences. In 1712 he sent the first of s... View more info