Salem Witchcraft: Cotton Mather and the (Im)mortality of the Soul

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Religion / Spirituality - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Thursday, June 20, 2019
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
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Alpharetta Branch Library
10 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Cost: All programs are free and open to the public
Description: Description: Salem Witchcraft (1691-1693) has become a permanent fixture in our national mythology, yet many questions remain unanswered: Was witchcraft really practiced among God-fearing Puritans at the time? How many victims and victimizers were involved? Could the accused have saved themselves? Were the executions a miscarriage of justice? Was the clergy tacitly complicit in the outbreak?

Dr. Reiner Smolinski, professor of early American literature at Georgia State University and editor-in-chief of Cotton Mather s 10-volume Biblia Americana (1693-1728), colonial America s first commentary on the Bible, will address these questions and more in a public lecture, Thursday, June 20th, 6-7:30 PM, Alpharetta Branch Library. Be prepared to ask questions after the lecture. You can download a copy of Mather s Wonders of the Invisible World (Boston, 1693) free of charge at:

Hope you all can join us for this fascinating presentation!

All are welcome! Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to guarantee seating.
More Information: E-mail:
Phone: 404-613-6735
Entered by: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (

Created: June 19, 2019 at 9:52 AM
Last Modified: June 20, 2019 at 2:47 PM

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