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Cotton Mather on witchcraft : being the wonders of the invisible world.

Author: Cotton Mather; Dorset Press,
Publisher: New York : Dorset Press, [1991]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cotton Mather; Dorset Press,
ISBN: 0880296720 9780880296724
OCLC Number: 24160202
Notes: "Originally published at Boston in October, 1692, and now reprinted with additional material and old wood-cuts, for the library of the fantastic and curious"--Title page.
Originally published under title: The wonders of the invisible world.
"This edition published by Dorset Press, a division of Marboro Books Corporation."--Title page verso.
Description: 172 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Wonders of the invisible world
On witchcraft

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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. --Publisher.

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