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CHARACTERS The First American Evangelical

CHARACTERS The First American Evangelical î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ð ❮EPUB❯ ✷ The First American Evangelical Author Rick Kennedy – An accurate sympathetic account of influential colonial Christian leader Cotton Mather Cotton Mather 1663 1728 was America's mosAn accurate sympathetic account of influential colonial Christian leader Cotton Mather Cotton Matherwas 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 evangel. Beautiful sabbath reading engaging writing inspiring story Even though I am not a stranger to 17th century Colonial America this brief biography reminded me of some of the basics as well as making me feel like I knew these characters personally The pictures maps and walking tour as well as the humorous and imaginative renderings of scenes really made this important time and person come alive This will be the book on colonial religion and history that I recommend to non specialists for some time to come And I will be assigning it in class I was most inspired by Kennedy's description of the social knowledge both in academic and spiritual arenas that Mather valued The way he fused strong creative thinking with spiritual passion is a fascinating model to draw on I'm so grateful for this book and for the life of Cotton Mather

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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 pioneere. a great encouragement Mathers loved to give books away too

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The First American EvangelicalIcal A fresh retelling of The First eBook #180 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. This is a good readable biography that takes you through all the major stages of Mather's life It also deepens your understanding of the Mather lineage Richard to Increase to Cotton The author does a good job of breaking past the legendary and misleading caricatures to understand Mather on a human level with significant interest in finding common bonds with modern evangelicals Mather was a educated man a reader and someone who was very affable which made him popular as a pastor and in the community He also had a strong humanitarian impulse that pushed against some of the rationalistic tendencies of his time The book concludes with a short tour guide for those who can make it to Boston It is a slender volume that was crafted to bring in readers so it does not have footnotes Some of us would've preferred the scholarly detailed biography But it's of good academic uality will serve it's purpose both for students and for other interested readers