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    "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Jonathan Edwards In the first few weeks of class we have discussed the thought and religion of the early people that first began the development of our counrty. As we have looked at the literature in class the works of these writers seem to be simlar in that each one talks about a higher being that these people all worshipped. However, that is where the comparisons would end. One of the writings that I found interesting was that of Jonathan Edwards. Born

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    “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” Analysis When today’s Christians and Catholics normally think about religion and God, they imagine a source of happiness provided by the forgiving man in white up in the sky. However, that’s the complete opposite of what the Puritans were taught to believe in the 1700s by the preachings of Jonathan Edwards. Precisely, his six-hour long sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” which already sounds somber enough, resulted in much of the audience becoming

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    Role of an Angry God in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter was a novel that was written in the early 1850s by a renowned author, Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1850. Some people say that Hawthorne intended the book to portray God as a benevolent, forgiving, and loving god. Others, such as myself, believe that he had a different idea of who God was; The Scarlet Letter was written in a way that would portray God as an angry, vengeful, being that was slow to forgive. God put seven

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    Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is an eye-opening sermon to many and an even greater eye opener to the unbelieving. Not only is it seen as controversial for the time, but many people disagreed with it. The entire sermon seemed to be based on one or two verses from the Bible, and many thought they were not used in the proper context. There were many emotions during the sermon that need to be explored further. Emotions are the first thing that someone thinks about when listening or reading a

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    was a key preacher and minister that delivered many sermons preaching about revival and reformed theology. 2) Edwards sermon was directed towards non believers and those have turned away from the light of god, and in his words “sinners.” And while describing the fiery wrath of the “Angry God,” Edwards states, “The use of this awful subject may be for awakening unconverted persons in this congregation.” By focusing

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    Jonathan Edwards' Sinnners in the Hands of An Angry God Jonathan Edwards delivered his sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, in Enfield Connecticut on July 8, 1741, the year following George Whitefield's preaching tour which helped inspire the "Great Awakening." Weeping and emotional conviction among Edwards’ audiences came at a time of great spiritual thirst. While very foreign to mainstream American opinion today, this extraordinary message was fashioned for a people who were very

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    Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God was a sermon delivered by Jonathan Edwards in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was a Christian preacher and theologian, he was widely known as the most important American philosopher and theologian. He also one of the leading figure in the first great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s. He was influenced by John Locke who was the most influential enlightenment thinkers and John Calvin who was French theologian father of Presbyterian Church reformation. Toward the

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    Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards grew up in an atmosphere of strict puritan discipline. He became a very religious and devout believer at an early age, and excelled in academics, entering Yale University at the age of thirteen. Many years later he became the pastor of a church that grew with his teachings. His lifestyle reflected his teachings and was a well respected man. His sermons spoke directly at many people and he impacted many lives despite

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    Radical Freedom of Speech An Evaluation of Edwards’ Persuasive Techniques in Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Jonathan Edwards captured his audience’s attention by using descriptive analogies and extensive imagery. These images create a feeling of despair within these followers of God due to an extreme fear of the possibility of hell. He also uses an emotional appeal, allowing his audience to first be overcome by an overwhelming feeling of despair. At the end of this excerpt however, he will

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    On July 8, 1741 Congregational minister, John Edwards, delivered a sermon entitled “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” before a Massachusetts congregation in order to dismiss some of the colonist’s belief that hell is not real. Edwards’s objective is to abolish any doubts against god and hell that the colonists have. He uses strategies such as anaphora, figurative language, polysyndeton, all while instilling a feeling of angst in his audience through his tone. In paragraph 3 of his sermon to

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