Compare And Contrast Martin Luther King Jr And Josethan Edwards

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Edwards v King
Two famous Christians. Two well respected men. Two people whose actions brought about change. Between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and Jonathan Edwards who was more effective? In order to find out, the men’s most well renown works will go head to head to see which one was more effective These pieces were used to try to influence people during periods of change in history, so the champion of change one will be determined by the one that directly influenced history the most.
“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” was a sermon by Puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards in the 1730’s. A genius of the early 1700’s, well renown for his outstanding education and sheer intelligence (Mcpherson). He believed that all of the people were destined
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The Letter from Birmingham Jail was written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an influential African American civil rights leader in the 1950’s and 60’s, as he sat in a jail cell after being arrested for a protest of racial injustice in 1963 (Maranzani). After the protest several white members of the southern clergy wrote a letter condemning Dr. King (Maranzani). They stated he was an extremist who broke several laws and just needed to wait for the rights to come legally (Maranzani). The letter was King’s response to their allegations.
Dr. King used metaphors in his Letter from Birmingham Jail. In his letter King says, “I had hoped that the white moderate would understand that law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in his purpose they become dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social
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In the letter King exasperatedly states a long sentence of specific injustices shown to black people in the south. Between each example King starts it with “when you” (King). He says this to try to make the white clergymen understand some of the things black people had to deal with, things they wouldn't understand because they are white. “When you” forces the clergymen to see themselves in each of the situations, causing them to feel sympathetic and guilty for saying that King should just “Wait for the rights to come.” (King). The previously mentioned sentence seems to last forever, repeating many injustices, making the audience come to the realization that so many things are wrong. This was a response to clergymen telling King that instead of breaking laws in protests he and the black people should wait for the rights to come to them. The audience is now forced to see that if they wait, then they are allowing these things to keep happening to their race, and the only way to make it stop is to

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