Wonders of the Invisible World

Wonders of the Invisible World

"Wonders of the Invisible World" was a book published in 1693 by Cotton Mather, defending Mather's role in the witchhunt conducted in Salem, Massachusetts, and espousing the belief that witchcraft was an evil magical power. Mather saw witches as tools of the devil in Satan's battle to "overturn this poor plantation, the Puritan colony", and prosecution of witches as a way to secure God's blessings for the colony.

Its arguments are largely derivative of "Saducismus Triumphatus" by Joseph Glanvill. A copy of Glanvill's book was in Mather's library when he died.

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* " [http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/Bur4Nar.html Wonders of the Invisible World] " in etext.
* " [http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/etas/19/ The Wonders of the Invisible World] "(1693 edition) in PDF format.


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