Rhetorical Analysis "Fear is an instructor of great sagacity and the herald of all resolutions. "- Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” was a sermon written and delivered by American reverend Jonathan Edwards in 1741, and was an outstanding example of the potentially dominant convincing powers of the use of Rhetoric. The sermon, even when read silently, is effective in projecting a specific interpretation of the wrathful nature of God and the sinful nature of man. In crafting his highly effective sermon, Edwards utilizes his authority as a man of God and as an interpreter of the scriptures, a logical and direct organization of arguments, and violent imagery to convince his audience of the vengeance of God against man.
Learning to master the Force requires faith, ritual, and ancient wisdom—which are hallmarks of institutionalized religion. In Episode IV we see Luke trying to learn how to use The Force and we are able to see his struggles of first interacting with The Force. Obi Wan Kenobi gives Luke a helmet with a shield on it to cover his eyes so that his eyes cannot deceive him while he is trying to let The Force takeover his actions and also tell it what to do. Luke is trying to get in touch with the Force by using a lightsaber. There are many different lightsabers shown in Episode IV, we
Casey believes that his calling is to preach to others even if it is not the word of the Bible. Jim Casy is often referred to as the “Christ Figure” of The Grapes of Wrath, as he roams the wilderness in search for existential truth, much like Jesus Christ himself. Jesus Christ and Jim Casy even share the same initials. Upon both Casy and Christ’s deaths, they fought for revolutionize dire circumstances and sacrificed themselves for change, hoping to spread ideals that would continue throughout history. Jim Casy’s spiritual beliefs play an important role in shaping the novel, and he makes apparent many of the major themes in the novel with his thoughts and actions.
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.
This paper attempts to achieve its objective by proposing a literary analysis of Jonah 1 using four literary devices: plot analysis, character analysis, setting and points of view. The paper will conclude with the theological message and relevancy of the message to Christians today. SECTION ONE: PLOT The plot of a narrative is constructed as a meaningful chain of interconnected events. According to Fee and Stuart, a narrative cannot function without a plot and a plot resolution, which means the narrative must have a beginning, middle and end, as in Aristotle’s model. Jonah 1 opens with a prophetic oracle commissioning Jonah to go to Nineveh and preach against the wickedness of the people (1:1-2).
In Chapter II of The Gnostic Gospels, “One God, One Bishop”, Pagels outline how the Orthodox Christians seek to exclude the Gnostics with a creed that confirms one true God. Pagels intent is to describe how both religions differentiate in their meaning of how God shows his sovereignty. The creed was to help identify the Orthodox from the Gnostics “by confessing one God, who is both “Father Almighty” and “Maker of heaven and earth” (28). The Gnostics claim the Orthodox Christians worship a false God because of their “all-good” God creating a fallen world. Through discovering texts in history, Pagels support a claim from Marcion (a dualist) who believes there are two different Gods.
is a comparison of Ralph in this novel, one of Martin’s quotes was “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Ralph believed in order, civilization and peace, while the others wanted survival the savage way with power. Jack's passion for power is known when he says; 'I ought to be chief because I'm chapter chorister and head boy'. In the Lord of the Flies, Golding takes literary method of reviewing human rights through psychological insights. The boys are led to the development of a “religion” under Jack's leadership for largely personal selfishness gain.
There is a use of religious overtone, which helps bring Christian symbols to keep evil at bay. Dracula who is much provocative to the every aspect of good and civilization in the novel, needs to be combated by a force of good to prevent the onslaught of evil, which is fulfilled by Van Helsing and the group. The group is a microcosm of righteous Crusaders, who devote their efforts in vanquishing evil. The group aligns themselves with God’s will and use this with the great power of Christian objects to ultimately triumph over evil. The battle between good and evil metaphorically explains the people who adhere to religion and align themselves with an almighty being (god) and those who have an absence of faith.
Henry uses a direct reference to Exodus 14:14 when he says, “There is a just God...to fight our battles for us” (Line 10). The direct scripture quote is, “The Lord will fight for you while you keep still.” The allusion to the Exodus story triggers the pathos reaction of the audience. The reassurance of God’s protection would allow Henry’s audience, the Virginia Convention, to give way for a relation against Great Britain. Without Patrick Henry’s use of rhetorical appeals in his speech “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death,” America may have never
Dark black, red and indigo represent Joseph’s foreseeable wrath and dictatorial behaviour towards religious tenets. The intellectual post-apocalyptic novel The Chrysalids by John Wyndham mentions Alan Ervin, a minor character that causes tremendous havoc. Alan follows the rules set for Waknuk, blindly. He believes that the Norm in Waknuk is “The Will of God”. Ervin will harm abnormal people, to uphold his teachings.
Moreover, the recognition of God as monotheistic was founded on the revelation key prophets received in each faith. Zoroastrians’ belief and view of God came from the revelations of Zoroastrian and Judaist view developed from God’s communication to Moses. Similarly, Christians’ view of God is shaped and defined by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. In respect to a coming Savior, Judaists waited for the Messiah, Christians wait for Jesus, and Zoroastrians expected the Saoshyant. Even further, all the religions view the world to be in a constant battle between good and evil, and between God and the devil.
William Jennings Bryan, who was a Fundamentalist of old-time religion, believed God was powerful and the Bible should be taken literally. Bryan opposed to the Modernists traditional view that men were a born sinner and in need of forgiveness through Christ. Therefore, the debate on the “Scopes Trial” cause conflicting issues
This was part of what was about to occur in the coming of Jesus Christ. Hesiod’s “false prophecy”, so to speak, is a lame copy or piracy of the truth by the father of all lies that tries to fool mankind and corrupt that which is eternal. Next is the interpretation of the dream: This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all.