From Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God Analysis

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Reverend Jonathan Edwards’ “from Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” relies upon pathos to recommit the Puritans. The sermon heavily plays upon the Puritan’s fear. During the sermon, Reverend Jonathan Edwards emphasizes that “there is nothing between [the Puritans] and hell but the air” without God (Edwards 80). Using their fear of hell and god, Reverend Jonathan Edwards compels Puritans to save themselves from eternal wrath by recommiting. However, fear is not the only emotion used. The Puritans remorse when the Reverend tells them they “have offended Him” but God’s hands still prevent them “from falling into the fire every moment" (Edwards 81). The Reverend guilts the Puritans into reviving their faith by explaining that they offend God
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