Saturday, August 24, 2013

Celebrate Cotton Mather 350th Birthday

I just got word that the Congregational Library in Boston is holding a birthday party for Puritan divine Cotton Mather on October 18, 2013.  Peggy Bendroth and the good folks at the Congregational Library are calling the conference "Mather Redux: New Perspectives on Cotton Mather."  Participants include Reiner Smolinksi, Rick Kennedy, Francis Bremer, and Ken Minkema.

Looks like a great conference.

Speaking of Mather, I am looking forward to Kennedy's forthcoming Cotton Mather: First American Evangelical (Eerdmans, 2014).