A Cotton Mather Reader

An authoritative selection of the writings of one of the most important early American writers “A brilliant collection that reveals the extraordinary range of Cotton Mather’s interests and contributions-by far the best introduction to the mind of the Puritan divine.”-Francis J. Bremer, author of Lay Empowerment and the Development of Puritanism Cotton Mather (1663-1728) has a wide presence in American culture, and longtime scholarly interest in him is increasing as more of his previously unpublished writings are made available. This reader serves as an introduction to the man and to his huge body of published and unpublished works.