Dante’s Inferno focuses on spirituality and sin, whereas in Susan E. Blow’s article, Dante’s “Inferno”, the author ignores Christianity. Christians bear the burden of making conscious decisions and to ignore wrong thoughts or evil things. Dante believes that Christians must avoid evil doings or experience the wrath of God. Blow states that through sin a person learns wisdom. When discussing the “Inferno”, Blow notes that “view that sin ultimately rests is, that man can only learn what he is, by finding out what he is not, and that the violation of his ideal nature reveals him to himself”(123).
Edwards really lets the message of “Gods wrath” sink into our minds to show how mighty, powerful, and capable the Lord is. The Lord gives us many opportunities to rely on Him and when we need his love and mercy the most. People ignore that and believe they can be their own gods. This is not right because Jesus says in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the father except through me.” Meaning that the only way to not end up in Hell is to except Jesus Christ into your heart.
Though both stories illustrate the fundamental principles of Christianity, there are several variations in which the concepts are exhibited. Jonathan Edwards, the author of the short story, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, employs a direct manner of confronting his audience. Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author of the short story, “Young Goodman Brown”, on the other hand,implements an enigmatic and dark manner of exerting a moral influence on his readers. Edwards straightforwardly points out to his congregation in a “fire and brimstone” fashion the punishment in Hell that awaits the unconverted. He repeatedly insists the precarious nature of falling into Hell, which he compares to the risk of one falling as a result of standing or walking in slippery places as he expresses in Psalm 73:18, “Surely thou didst set them in slippery places; thou castedst them down into destruction.”
But while Dante Alighieri was wronged by the political hierarchy, it helped him develop a ranked system of his own-one based on flaws. His hierarchy in The Divine Comedy is loosely based on Christianity, passing judgement on those that have yet to die and those that already have. Inferno adds its own elements to a Christian hell, while neglecting some featured in the bible. While the book is interpretive, it lacks the direct accuracy necessary to make it an extension of Christianity. A questionable topic
What deists mean is that a man can be evil and he is still right. It also seems to mean that It does not matter whether or not a person is sinful, he can still go to Heaven. Catholics believe that evil is not only not right, it destroys who a person was meant to be. Catholics also believe that God is a just God, therefore, those who are evil will be punished and the good will be rewarded. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that, “The New Testament speaks of judgment primarily in its aspect of the final encounter with Christ in his second coming, but also repeatedly affirms that each will be rewarded immediately after death in accordance with his works and
Puritanism, a version of Calvinism, addresses the sinfulness of man and claims that God has predetermined those who will be saved and those who won’t; despite their sins. In the poem “Here Follow Some Verses Upon the Burning of Our House, July 10, 1666,” Anne Bradstreet recounts a tragic accident that occurred and how she used it to glorify God. Jonathan Edwards conducted sermon titled, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” in Connecticut, 1741. In this text he goes in depth into the sinful nature of man, and a just and angry God who doesn’t hesitate. Both passages address the life Puritans should live.
John gets up the courage to confessing that he had dealings with the devil even though he knows and everyone else knows that it is not true. By confessing and throwing away his selfishness to save the people who are about to hang he proves himself to be the play's protagonist. This is one of John's bigger moments. He put his life in danger to save the people he cares about. John Proctor has proven himself through all these ways that he is the lead role, hero and protagonist of The Crucible.
Edwards elaborates on his claim and states if God were to spare the audience now, they would “immediately sink and plunge into a bottomless gulf” of Hell. This dramatic imagery shows the Puritans that God will no longer come to their rescue because the Puritans have chosen to serve Satan. Edwards tries to reach his audience by saying Hell is a “great furnace of wrath” where sinners belong. This description of Hell shows Edwards belief that sinners will pay for not serving God by facing God’s wrath in Hell. Each claim made by Jonathan Edwards motivates the audience to stop serving Satan in order to escape the “very misery to all eternity” that is Hell.
Roger Chillingworth is symbolic of the devil himself. Chillingworth is first mentioned in chapter 3, and it is noted that his shoulders are deformed. Chillingworth's shoulders are very symbolic pertaining to his twisted and quite deformed way of thinking. Richard Alleva, in his critical essay, "The Scarlet Letter" says that "Roger Chillingworth, alternates between sleepwalking and spasm but never gets a chance to define a human being." Roger finds out that Dimmesdale is the father of Pearl, and from that moment forward, Roger does not relent on achieving revenge.
. . ‘Macbeth shall sleep no more’” (2.2.33-41). The motif of guilt is present because Macbeth is haunted by his murdering Duncan. He feels remorseful for committing such a crime and he tells himself that he will not be able to sleep anymore because of his guilt.
Heaven is upon us here on earth, and the devil is using every bit of power he has left before being cast out for good, and Jesus returns to claim his new world. My favorite part of the book was when Wright started to address some misconceptions of the good news. One in particular that really stood out to me was the misconception that heaven is a place far away, and that as Christians we should live a life that is pleasing enough to God in order to reach