Cotton Mather's On Witchcraft (Dover Occult) PDF

By Cotton Mather

In this interesting account of witches and devils in colonial the USA, the well known and influential minister of Boston's outdated North Church makes an attempt to justify his position within the Salem witch trials. a real believer within the devil's conflict to get converts in Salem and different Massachusetts cities in the course of the overdue 17th century, Mather additionally believed the wonderful accusations of these who accused their associates of witchcraft.
The theologian's ebook, first released in 1692, presents readers with directions for locating witches, motives for the way reliable Christians are tempted by way of the satan to turn into witches, and techniques of resisting such temptation. the nice Boston minister additionally offers testimony from a few related trials, describes circumstances of witchcraft in different nations, and explains the devil's crisis in facing Christianity.
Essential examining for college kids of the Salem witch trials, On Witchcraft will intrigue a person drawn to early American social and cultural history.

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