the time for forgiveness has come

selena mallory

Cotton Mather's a great minster from saulm.He wrote books and a lot of them. Born on february 1st 1631 into a family of new england puritans ministers who had moved to salem because of the invisible world educated at Harvard (B.A. 1678; M.A. 1681), and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Glasgow University (1710). As pastor of Boston's Second Church (Congregational), he came into the political limelight during America's version of the Glorious Revolution, when Bostonians deposed their royal governor, Sir Edmund Andros (April 1689). During the witchcraft debacle (1692-93), Mather both warns the Salem judges against admitting "spectral evidence" as grounds for indictment and advocates prayer and fasting to cure the afflicted, but he also writes New England's official defense of the court's procedures on which his modern reputation largely depends


On may 31 1692 Cotton mathers wrote to one of the members of the church and judge in the witch hangings that he fully supported them and said that the devil could take any form without permission and saying this he went against the church and what they had said The Salem witch scare had complex social roots beyond the community’s religious convictions. It drew upon preexisting rivalries and disputes within the rapidly growing Massachusetts port town. The witch trials offer a window into the anxieties and social tensions that accompanied New England’s increasing integration into the Atlantic

from cotton mather's 1689 best seller memorable providences



“The time for forgiveness has come” cotton mather's had said for hope to end it but at the same time saying that it should end. HE was one of the main people during the salem witch trials to help end all of it he is currently in the progress of writing a book for people for years to come to see the terrifying truth on the salem witch trials