Analysis Of The Great Awakening By Jonathan Edwards

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Hell. A place regarded in various religions as a spiritual realm of evil and suffering, often traditionally depicted as a place of perpetual fire beneath the earth where the wicked are punished after death.The word itself makes people cringe. In other words, it’s a place for Sinners, in the hands of an angry, irate, convulsed God. Jonathan Edwards believed in revival. In 1741, the Theologian delivered the sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God to a small congregation of people, yet it started an uprising in the theology of the Great Awakening. He wanted to install fear of hell, and to tell everyone to repent to God for forgiveness. In the sermon, Edwards uses language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation, or otherwise known as figurative language.…show more content…
A hyperbole used “like” or “as” to exaggerate something. “His anger is as great towards them,” said Edwards, “as to those that are actually suffering the executions of his fierceness of his wrath in hell”(122). Using a hyperbole to describe something helps to communicate ideas that have meaning to the reader. “His wrath towards you burns like
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