But how and why was Edwards so successful? What influenced him? How did he use diction and symbolism to persuade his listener, and what was the reaction to his teachings? In order to understand these questions one must look at his life and works to understand how he was successful. In his most influential sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, Jonathan Edwards’ persuasive language awakened the religious fervor that lay dormant in colonial Americans and made him the most famous puritan minister of the Great Awakening in North America.
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Martin Luther Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 - February 18, 1546) was a Christian theologian, Augustinian monk, professor, pastor, and church reformer whose teachings inspired the Lutheran Reformation and deeply influenced the doctrines of Protestant and other Christian traditions. Luther began the Protestant Reformation with the publication of his Ninety-Five Theses on October 31, 1517. In this publication, he attacked the Church's sale of indulgences. He advocated a theology that rested on God's gracious activity in Jesus Christ, rather than in human works. Nearly all Protestants trace their history back to Luther in one way or another.
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He preached against the evils of the time and attracted men to penance and baptism. His only message to people was to repent, because of the coming of the Messiah. John was named the baptist due to the many people that he baptized. According to the Holy Scriptures, Christ also turned to John to become baptized. While baptising Jesus John instantly recognized the Lord and proclaimed him to be the Messiah.
Jesus As the Son of God When Jesus rose from the dead the disciples realized that they needed new ways of describing him to reflect his amazing power and holiness. They scoured the Hebrew and Jewish scriptures looking for something appropriate to call him by and came up with titles such as "Messiah", "Son of Man", "Son of David" and "Son of God". In the end Son of God became the most popular of these titles so that is what he became best known as. It is therefore the subject of my coursework. What Does It Mean When Christians Talk About Jesus As Son of God In the Old Testament, the words "Son of God" often meant someone who had a special relationship with God.
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