Ethos, pathos, and logos assist Jonathan Edward in “Sinners of the Hands of an Angry God” gain the trust of his audience. These rhetorical devices helped Edwards persuade the unconverted to become a child of Christ. Edwards employed ethos to allow his audience to see he understands their situation. Pathos assisted Edwards frighten his audience into thinking about God 's wrath. Pathos also let the audience understand what they would go through if they did not commit to being converted.
Edward begins to use the noun “you” after the second paragraph in order to make his argument more personal and more emotional. By saying the words “you” and “your” Edwards is speaking directly to his audience, in doing so he makes the audience envision themselves in the positions that Edwards describes and will make them subconsciously feel the need to convert to christianity because they are now fearful of god, and the only way to abate this fear is to repent and
Edwards horrified the Puritans, with his use of vivid and descriptive imagery, which effectively persuaded them to return to the congregation. Through his utilization of numerous loaded and highly emotional diction, he petrified and convinced the Puritans to go back to the church of God. He also gloriously enhances his sermon with his utilization of threatening and fearful tone tormented the Puritans and convinces them to be pious once again. Jonathan Edwards’s utilization of numerous rhetorical strategies effectively persuaded the Puritans to convert back to their congregations.
Although Edwards did have the depiction of God’s wrath in mind when he performed this sermon, the main goal was to accurately describe to his audience their standing before God, or what dilemma they were in. Many modern readers view Edwards as a man who just wanted to call down fire and brimstone on his hearers, but Edwards just wanted to tell them what he thought to be true. According to the Bible, what he preached then is still true now. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God "is intended to create a spiritual crisis by calling to the fore one's desperate and lost condition, which one may have been totally unaware of" (Harding 38).
In 1741, John Edwards gave a sermon entitled, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. In this sermon, Mr. Edwards used his power of persuasion to, “scare the hell out of his audience”(Dr. Tim Mcgee, 2014). Through his persuasive styles, Edwards was able to get several responses out of his audience, including fear, weakness, and hope. The most obvious tool and response that John Edwards’ used and received in his sermon,
Bunyan uses personification as a way to make important concepts about salvation standout to the reader. Names of characters and places portray certain virtues and character attributes in order to teach a lesson. Christian represents all Christians and their search for truth. His name is his faith. After Evangelist shows him the word of God, Christian leaves his life in the City of Destruction (“this world”) in order to get to Celestial City (“that which is to come”).
That God will cast them to destruction when they have not got themselves together and will be condemned from getting to heaven. Destruction means when it comes to their time to die they will be look upon for how they live and things they done here on this earth. There is a lot temptation that people have slip into because people are tempted to do bad behavior when they are supposed to do
Marlowe reflects ambition in the character of Faustus to deter the audience from being ambitious, and over-reaching their place in the laws of the church. Marlowe uses symbols of religion to fill the play such as the use of the dark arts, angles, demons, God, the Devil, quotes from the bible, the symbol of blood, and the use of the seven sins. With the use of these icons he humou... ... middle of paper ... ...se to the teachings of John Calvin. (Munteanu, 2002). Therefore it can be said that Marlowe is attempting to alter the doctrines his fellow country men with whom are questioning their religions.
Edwards uses rhetorical appeals: pathos, ethos, and logos to create rhetorical appeals. by using these appeals Edwards is able to reach out to his congregation and get them to realize that they are unsaved from the wrath of God, and the fiery pits of Hell. One of the rhetorical appeals that Edwards uses in his sermon is pathos. In the
In His infinite wisdom, God ordained that “the weak things of the world would confound the mighty.” What may seem like foolishness to the natural man are the tools that God uses to accomplish His purpose in the Spiritual world. The writer explains that the mission God has given us is to destroy the works of the devil. We have that power when we raise our voices in song and praise to our God. In the Bible many wars were won by doing “foolish things”, King Jehosaphat... ... middle of paper ... ...and worship, especially when we are in the midst of a spiritual warfare. Satan wants to divert our attention away from God and onto ourselves.