The Legacy Of The West Windsor, Connecticut On The Hands Of An Angry God

1098 Words Oct 6th, 2014 5 Pages
Johnathon Edwards born in East Windsor, Connecticut on October 5, 1703. He is the only son to Timothy Edwards out of a family of eleven children. He went to Yale University at the age of twelve and follow both his father and grandfather footsteps in 1722 and became the church pastor of Northampton, Massachusetts when his grandfather died after three years of assisting him in the church. Out of his 1,200 sermon the most famous one is “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” which help trigger the “Great Awaking” from 1737-1750. He uses persuasion such as figurative language, emotional appeal, and many more to convince the unconverted to believe in “God” and “HIS holy ways” and save them from “Hell” and bring them to “Heaven”, Edwards’s persuasion writing skills converted many people and he did it all because he uses emotional appeals, biblical allusion, and bandwagon to all of his writings.
Edwards uses fear, pity, and guilt in order to show his audients that that will happen to them if they don’t convert and believe in “God”. His most outspoken emotional is fear. Fear is mostly use in his sermon due to the fact that Edwards wanted to scar the unconverted into believing that only “Gods” love will save them from evil. As stated by Edwards “Unconverted men walk over the pit of hell on a rotten covering…” (Edwards126). This shows that we are all walking on top of hell and we may know it or not, but it can brake one day and where will we be in now… Not Wonderland to drink tea with…

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