The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather

The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather Rick Kennedy Cotton Mather (1663-1728) was America’s most famous pastor and scholar at the beginning of the eighteenth century. People today generally associate him with the infamous Salem witch trials, but in this new biography Rick Kennedy tells a bigger story: Mather, he says, was…

Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat

Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat James D. Bratt This is the first full-scale English-language biography of the highly influential and astonishingly multifaceted Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)—theologian, minister, politician, newspaper editor, educational innovator, Calvinist reformer, and prime minister of the Netherlands from 1901 to 1905. The definitive biography of Abraham Kuyper, giant of Dutch Calvinism James…

A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards

Marsden gives us an Edwards who illumines both American history and Christian theology, an Edwards that will appeal to readers with little or no training in either field.