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The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather (Library of Religious Biography (LRB))

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An accurate, sympathetic account of influential colonial Christian leader Cotton Mather

Cotton Mather (1663-1728) was America's most famous pastor and scholar at the beginning of the eighteenth century. People today generally associate him with the infamous Salem witch trials, but in this new biography Rick Kennedy tells a bigger story: Mather, he says, was the very first American evangelical.

A fresh retelling of Cotton Mather's life, this biography corrects misconceptions and focuses on how he sought to promote, socially and intellectually, a biblical lifestyle. As older Puritan hopes in New England were giving way to a broader and shallower Protestantism, Mather led a populist, Bible-oriented movement that embraced the new century — the beginning of a dynamic evangelical tradition that eventually became a major force in American culture.

Incorporating the latest scholarly research but written for a popular audience, The First American Evangelical brings Cotton Mather and his world to life in a way that helps readers understand both the Puritanism in which he grew up and the evangelicalism he pioneered.

Product Specifications

Author
Rick Kennedy
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780802872111
EANList
  • 9780802872111
ISBN
0802872115
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  • 875 hundredths-inches
  • 600 hundredths-inches
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Label
Eerdmans
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Eerdmans
MPN
illustrations
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
176
PackageDimensions
  • 50 hundredths-inches
  • 880 hundredths-inches
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  • 590 hundredths-inches
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1
PartNumber
illustrations
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2015-07-06
Publisher
Eerdmans
Studio
Eerdmans
Title
The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather (Library of Religious Biography (LRB))
isbn-13-20
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