Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God Analysis

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played a critical role in shaping the First Great Awakening sermon was typical of the Great Awakening, emphasizing the reality of Hell as an actual place and the grim consequences of man's wickedness and sin. Jonathan Edwards hoped to persuade his listeners that at any moment God could call them to judgment. In “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Vivid imagery was a crucial components used by to make his sermon more persuasive and frightening. In his eyes, his congregation and community was sinful and wretched. To effect his audience and elicit an emotional response, Edwards used harsh imagery to affect the visual perception of the audience. Phrases such as “the glittering sword is whet, and held over them....the pit hath opened its mouth
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