In “Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God,” Jonathan Edwards uses emotional appeal to get to his congregation on his feelings of their sins. His sermon uses a lot of repetition and biblical logic in order to prove his beliefs and opinions of his congregation. This essay will be an analyzation of his sermon and how puritans felt about church. Edwards used his words to embed fear into his congregation 's hearts. His sermon would cause people to break down both mentally and physically.
46-49). Dante the author once again uses imagery reminds us of the terror of hell as Dante the character enters a new bolgia. He uses the Christian values to to judge people for what they did against God’s will as it says in the values. He emphasises the punishments such as this one to create this atmosphere. Dante often punishes the sinners according to what they did.
In 1741, British Colonial Christian theologian Jonathan Edwards from Massachusetts published his famous sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God". Edwards empathetically preaches to his listeners the dangers of sin, the horrors of hell, and the consequences of being lost or without the direction of God. Focusing on ten central discussions, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" contains imagery and excerpts from the bible to aid Edwards 's arguments. A display of symbolism, "The glittering sword is whet, and held over them, and the pit hath opened her mouth under them"(Edwards IV) emphasizes that the fate of wicked men is to be thrown into hell (the pit) and should God (the glittering sword) decide so, they would suffer this inescapable
1) The Great Awakening originated from a man named Jonathan Edwards who wrote the famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” This sermon preached that everyone was capable of salvation. Religion started to become a more personal experience and more and more people stopped going to church. When "old lights," didn't approve of the personal spirituality that the Great Awakening was adjuring to, many members of Congregational and Presbyterian denominations simply left for other churches. The "old lights" and the "new lights" disagreed on many issues, causing two of the major denominations to become divided.
In Jonathan Edwards’ excerpt from Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, Edwards uses a variety of different figurative language techniques and impeccable word choice to make the church goers truly believe that they have sinned God and are damned to Hell, as well as enforcing them to change their ways
The sinners are facing an infuriated God. It was believed hat sinners will face the wrath of God 's judgement. The natural men, people who have not been reborn, were held in the hand of God over the pit of hell. Preacher,Jonathan Edwards, is saying it is God 's ultimate and final decision. Not only was Edwards, among others, were angry with sinners, but God was as
Jonathan Edwards work “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” is highly persuasive. He manages to convey a strong emotional connection to his beliefs while keeping his composure in his preaching. He was able to strike fear into the hearts of the Puritan people with his beliefs,in fact his sermon caused many people to go into hysterics. The sermon is so persuasive because he expertly uses Pathos and biblical allusion. Edwards is able to strike fear into the congregation by saying that if they sin, they will be damned to hell and have no chance of redemption.
In the 1730s and 1740s a revival called the Great Awakening took place. In a sermon called Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, Edwards incorporates his concern by reminding everyone of God’s wrath in the face of their worldliness and wealth. Edwards explains, “O sinner! Consider the fearful danger you are in: ‘tis a great furnace of wrath, a wide and bottomless pit, full of the fire of wrath, that you are held over in the hand of that God, whose wrath is provoked and incensed as much against you as against many of the damned in hell.” After this more churches popped up along with new colleges and universities, and over time these values and beliefs became as prominent as when they were first established.
A common belief amongst many Christians was that the plague was punishment from God. To atone for their sins, religious cults such as the flagellants, who aimed to appease God and stop the plague, developed. The Flagellants would march through