Willard, Samuel, 1640-1707: Sermons, 1691-1692
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- Willard, Samuel , 1640-1707
- One volume, (1 box)
- Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
This collection consists of one bound volume of handwritten sermons, dating from 1691-1692.
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.