"Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God"

21 August 2022
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Purpose
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The reason for a writer to create their work: to inform, entertain, express himself/herself, persuade readers to believe or do something.
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Audience
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the person or peers who are intended to read a piece of writing
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Context
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the historical and social factors that influence a writer and their work
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Allusion
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An indirect reference to a person, place, event, or literary work with which the author believes the reader will be familiar
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Emotional Appeals
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messages designed to persuade an audience by creating strong feelings
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"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" is a sermon written by who?
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Jonathan Edwards
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Who was Jonathan Edwards?
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A Puritan Minister who is the author of "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"... one of the most famous sermons.
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Why was "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" famous?
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The people were crying and moaning during the sermon.
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What was Jonathan Edwards purpose of the sermon?
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Audience: people have the same faith, other fellow Puritans and church goers
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"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God": Context?
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social and influences — Edwards strong faith, very strong church goers. People would go around to see who did not go to church, and if they were not in church, they would put their name in a book and this would come back to them.
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"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God": Allusion?
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Very important and expects the congregation to know about
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"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God": Emotional Appeals?
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Edwards would try to get a strong emotional appeal
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Why would Edwards try to get a strong emotional appeal from the people?
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He is trying to get them afraid enough of Hell that they will change their ways.
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"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God": Fear?
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Talking directly to the congregation makes them fearful. Fear creates a feeling of going to Hell, and that makes them want to repent, go to Heaven and to do what you are suppose to do.
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Why does he crush a worm — or cut a slender thread that anything hangs by?
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to make a comparison easy for us to do that and easy for God to do those things and send us to Hell
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In lines 24-25, what does he make reference to?
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God getting rid of people — arrows flying and things hit you out of the blue
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In lines 38-42, what is the imagery describe?
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describing God's wrath — like a bow and arrow — let go anytime.
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What are the effects of lines 38-42 on the Puritans?
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the bow and arrow imagery are familiar to the changes Puritan faces from Indians in daily life.
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What hope does Jonathan Edwards offer the Puritans in lines 38-42?
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Even though he expresses the easy ways they can die, he offers hope if are afraid to repent and reform your life.
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What do lines 42-46 refer to?
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change
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In line 50, how does the congregation compare the audience to a spider?
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It appeals to their fear that they are small and vulnerable.
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In lines 87-88, they would recognize a biblical allusion or reference in the quotation from Psalm 90.
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The allusion increases the persuasive appeal by reminding them that the people of the Old Testament also thought that days of suffering were long but they had hope of it ending and going to Heaven, while if you continue to sin, the misery will never end.
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Why is Allusion effective?
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Allusion gets emotional reactions. God is angry with you, and He could let you drop like a spider over a fire, and an arrow let go toward you. It shows the change of a wrathful God to a God of mercy. Reminding them of God's wrath and mercy. Leaning on wrath to get them to repent and be baptized.
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In line 95, what is his plea to the people?
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think of the people who have made the change and to be like the ones who have changed and don't worry.
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What does the allusion of a flock of birds mean? What is he saying with this allusion?
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flock of birds means a big group all doing the same thing. He is saying to be part of the group and be free from worrying about going to Hell because you will go to Heaven.
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According to Jonathan Edward's sermon, what is the constant threat to all human beings?
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death is always at hand and people must always be dependent on God and repent always
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In Edward's view, what must sinners do to be spared God's wrath?
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repent and depend on God always
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What key image does Edwards use to persuade his audience?
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they are like spider on a thread or that God's arrow is pointed at them always
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discern
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to perceive or recognize something
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appease
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to bring peace, quiet, or calm to; to soothe
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abhor
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to regard with disgust
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abominable
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thoroughly detestable (hated)
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ascribe
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to attribute to a specified cause or source
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incense
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to cause to be extremely angry
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induce
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to succeed in persuading someone to do something
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deliverance
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rescue from danger
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mitigation
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lessening of something that causes suffering