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In this fascinating account of witches and devils in colonial America, the renowned and influential minister of Boston's Old North Church attempts to justify his role in the Salem witch trials. 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 in 1692, provides readers with guidelines for discovering witches, explanations for how good Christians are tempted by the devil to become witches, and methods of resisting such temptation. The great Boston minister also provides testimony from a number of similar trials, describes instances of witchcraft in other countries, and explains the devil's predicament in dealing with Christianity.

Essential reading for students of the Salem witch trials, On Witchcraft will intrigue anyone interested in early American social and cultural history.

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The famous 18th-century minister of Boston's Old North Church provides readers with guidelines for discovering witches, explains how good Christians are tempted, and describes how to resist such temptation. 15 woodcuts.

Synopsis:

In this fascinating account of witches and devils in colonial America, the famous minister of Boston's Old North Church attempts to justify his role in the Salem witch trials. His strange but engrossing book provides readers with guidelines for discovering witches, explanations of how good Christians are tempted by the devil to become the devil's consort, and methods of resisting such temptations. Written by the most famous and influential Puritan writer and scholar, this volume is essential reading for students of the Salem trials and anyone interested in early American social and cultural history. 15 woodcut illustrations.

Synopsis:

An engrossing book by the famous 18th-century minister of Boston's Old North Church — who also presided over the Salem witch trials — provides readers with guidelines for discovering witches, explains how good Christians are tempted to become the devil's consort, and describes how one can resist such temptation. 15 woodcut illustrations.

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ISBN:
9780486444130
Author:
Mather, Cotton
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
New england
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Witchcraft & Wicca
Subject:
Magick Studies
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
Witchcraft -- New England.
Subject:
Metaphysics-Wicca and Goddess Worship
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Occult
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 woodcuts
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.47 lb

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History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » World History » General
Metaphysics » Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Metaphysics » Wicca and Goddess Worship

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The famous 18th-century minister of Boston's Old North Church provides readers with guidelines for discovering witches, explains how good Christians are tempted, and describes how to resist such temptation. 15 woodcuts.
"Synopsis" by ,
In this fascinating account of witches and devils in colonial America, the famous minister of Boston's Old North Church attempts to justify his role in the Salem witch trials. His strange but engrossing book provides readers with guidelines for discovering witches, explanations of how good Christians are tempted by the devil to become the devil's consort, and methods of resisting such temptations. Written by the most famous and influential Puritan writer and scholar, this volume is essential reading for students of the Salem trials and anyone interested in early American social and cultural history. 15 woodcut illustrations.

"Synopsis" by ,
An engrossing book by the famous 18th-century minister of Boston's Old North Church — who also presided over the Salem witch trials — provides readers with guidelines for discovering witches, explains how good Christians are tempted to become the devil's consort, and describes how one can resist such temptation. 15 woodcut illustrations.
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