When he said, "Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself guilty of treason towards my own country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings” (9). He is saying that this is what he entails to achieve for his God. Trying to grant the audience a diverse viewpoint, rather than discrediting their own. During his speech, Henry made biblical references such as, “Different men often see the same subject in different lights" (2). The word light was used by Henry, to show again that his views are like gods, and he is not against them.
Peasants needed plays in order to worship God in the right manner, since they simply could not understand what was being preached at sermons. Everyman is set in typical Christian settings. Firstly, heaven where God is displeased with Everyman; secondly on earth where Everyman is preparing for death; and lastly when he is with the angel taking him to the afterlife. There is also included biblical quotes in Everyman that relates to death. ‘In manus tu-as, […] commendo spiritum meum’ (Greenblatt, 2012, p. 528, ll.
One of his well-known sermon is “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” preached at the meeting house in the village of Enfield, Connecticut, on Sunday, July 8, 1741, at the height of the great awakening. In this sermon, Edwards focused on the consequences of leading a sinful life, the power of God and repenting of ones sins, in order to be saved from hell. The purpose behind this piece of writing was not to terrorize or dismay the hearers, but to make them repent and believe in God again. This piece was aimed at those who lacked belief in God as well as churches. In “sinners in the hands of an angry God”, Jonathan Edwards uses different types of literary techniques, such as, imagery, metaphor, similes, repetition, and rhetorical questions to emphasize his point.
In the story of Beowulf which materialized and evolved through the hands of Christians, as is obvious by the abundance of biblical allusions present in today’s version of Beowulf. Even as Jesus’s primary motive was not purely to achieve glory, unlike Beowulf, still Jesus sought to spread his influence and to be remembered. “All the princes sat mourning and full of sorrow”(Roberts 91), Beowulf’s princes are closely related to Jesus’s disciples who also deeply mourned Jesus’s deaths. Beowulf receives his restitution in remembrance, as with Jesus, it was his root motivation to perform his miraculous tasks. Chronologically penultimate is Theseus’s restitution.
Loyalty and the Punishment That Follows a Puritan When it comes to spreading religious beliefs you can always wonder how much is too much. In typical Puritan culture life is considered a temptation to sin and you must always be grateful for what god has given you. Writing is a way to connect to god and spread a direct, powerful message to the followers of Puritan life. In result of their religion, bible allusions are commonly used throughout their writings. When comparing the two authors, Bradstreet and Edwards, one must look at some of their most common works.
The other theme, religion, plays a huge role in the picture that Stowe is trying to paint. Uncle Tom is the main character in the book who Stowe has made super religious. He has so much faith and trust in God that he even tries to convert some of his slave masters. Even when Uncle Tom is dying, he is saying that it is his time to go to heaven, and that he forgives the people who beat him to death. In Stowe’s style of writing, she casts sympathy onto slave owners through the thoughts and actions of the slaves (Jennifer
Ethel Song is the author of the poem “Spoken Into Creation” which talks about believing in God’s words. The poem is about how important the words are for Song and how in life people stole them from her. “Spoken into creation” talks about the challenges that come when people lose faith. Song had to fight in order to remember how strong she is with God. The poem uses faith to show how no matter what happens in life the words that god gives everyone are forever.
How should you respond to unjust criticism and ridicule? How should you live a holy life when others persecute you? The term “gentleness” is often used in the Bible in the context of persecution and opposition. For example, Paul appeals to the “gentleness of Christ” in 2 Corinthians 10:1 as the reason for his own gentleness in his dealing with the false teachers who slandered him. In a society hostile to the Christian faith and values, Christians are called to respond with gentleness.
“I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book” (Revelation 22.18). As this verse clearly shows, God commands men not to change his word. Contrary to what God commanded, however, many people have tried to distort the Bible from what it truly states, to what they want it to say. For example, the works of a poet named Dante affected the ideas of many men from the time of the Renaissance. Because Dante’s poetry was full of Christian though and terminology, the people of the Renaissance deemed it as Christian theology.
Sinners in the hands of an Angry God is a Puritan writing. The Puritans believed in Puritism and believed that God is the everlasting savior that can do no wrong and we as humans are eternal sinners. Belief that few could truly reach heaven, and the rest were doomed to damnation made their lives a struggle with religious anxiety. The followers of Puritism did however know that the pen is mightier than the sword and wrote many stories of fiction, non-fiction, and autobiographies centered around self-reflection of oneself. Further into the stories there was much symbolism hidden in every sentence as the Puritans believed everything was a sign for God, for example if you got a papercut, God wants you to stop reading that book.
“Sinners in The Hands of an Angry God” is a appall sermon. Jonathan Edwards is motivated to make this speech so dramatic because he is talking about the Mighty God. He is also motivated because he wants to tell people what happens when you are a sinner. When you are talking about our God you should use all of you energy and might to talk about our Lord. The tools that he uses to keep his listeners focused is his voice.
Foremost, Edwards has a powerful impact on his puritan audience because of his use of a cautionary tone. For example, “A day where in Christ has thrown the door of mercy wide open, and stands calling and crying with a loud voice to poor sinners”. This reveals that God can only give sinners second chances