Cotton Mather & The General Court 1710

English: Lesson 40 "If you had been a member of the General Court, how would Cotton Mather's sermon have influenced your politics?" Cotton Mather was a New England Puritan minister and author of many religious and Puritan books including Theopolis Americana: An Essay on the Golden Street of the Holy City which he wrote in 1710. The … Continue reading Cotton Mather & The General Court 1710

Emigrating people’s connection with the Old Testament

English: Lesson 25 "How did Cotton and Winthrop view the emigrating people's connection with the Old Testament?" Cotton and Winthrop were pastors in 1630 and had the difficult task of giving the farewell sermons to their congregations, the Separatists, who were bound for America. They had little to no idea of what they would face … Continue reading Emigrating people’s connection with the Old Testament

A Morality Tale: Why they had left

English: Lesson 20 "Was Bradford's account a morality tale for future generations?" William Bradford was an English Puritan Separatist who wrote an account of his and his fellow separatists' journey from England to the Netherlands, then onto America. The journal is called Of Plymouth Plantation and documents the time from 1620 to 1646. It has been one … Continue reading A Morality Tale: Why they had left