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Mather

[math -er, math-] /ˈmæð ər, ˈmæθ-/
noun
1.
Cotton, 1663–1728, American clergyman and author.
2.
his father, Increase
[in-krees] /ˈɪn kris/ (Show IPA),
1639–1723, American clergyman and author.
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  • Cotton Mather was the son of influential minister increase Mather.
  • The practice was an ancient one, and Mather was fascinated by the idea.
  • Mather aimed to combat materialism, the idea that only physical objects exist.
  • Mather treated the affected children through prayer and fasting.
  • Posttrial after the trial, cotton Mather was unrepentant for his role.
  • Written by Mather, it was the first systematic book on science published in america.

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