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John Cotton
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John Cotton

Date of Birth: 4 December 1584

Place of Birth: Derby

Date of Death: 23 December 1652

Place of Death: Boston, Massachusetts Bay colony


A widely respected but often controversial American minister, John Cotton was born in Derby, England, in 1584, and died in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1652. He authored theological works that garnered him fame as a representative of New England Puritani…

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Harwood, Sara, “John Cotton”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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