Willard, Samuel, 1640-1707: Sermons, 1691-1692

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About this Item

Creator
Willard, Samuel , 1640-1707
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
One volume, (1 box)
Repository
Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/012658603_DIV.LIB:15586823

Content Notes

This collection consists of one bound volume of handwritten sermons, dating from 1691-1692.

Biographical Notes

Samuel Willard was born in Concord, Massachusetts. He was ordained a Puritan minister in Groton, Massachusetts in 1664, and served there as pastor until 1676. He was pastor of the Third Church in Boston from 1687-1707. Willard strenuously opposed the Salem witchcraft trials, and tried to influence public opinion against them. He served as acting president of Harvard University from 1701, and he published many sermons.