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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: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/etas/19
Hope you all can join us for this fascinating presentation!
All are welcome! Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to guarantee seating.
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Created: June 19, 2019 at 9:52 AM
Last Modified: June 20, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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