1. To whom is the sermon addressed?
The sermon is addressed to the congregation.
2. According to Edwards, why is God wrathful?
People are wicked sinners, and God’s wrath is infinite and arbitrary.
3. Reread the sixth paragraph. What people, according to Edwards, are not in the hands of this angry God? How is this state achieved?
Reading the sermon he claims that, “Thus all you that never passed under a great change of heart, by the mighty power of the Spirit of God upon your souls; all you that were never born again, and made new creatures, and raised from being dead in sin, to a state of new, and before altogether unexperienced light and life, are in the hands of an angry God,” therefore I infer that the individual whom have…show more content…
In using these metaphors, Edwards is enabling the reader(s) to understand the tone by putting it in a situation and context, which is more easily correlated. Subsequently, he uses imagery in the opening paragraph stating that when men are on Gods’ hands and they could descend to hell. Natural men are held in the hands of God, over the pit of hell knowing that you might descend into the abyss at any moment should scare you. God chose to save you until he wants to let you slope into an eternity of sweltering flames.
5. Using the list of Tone Words as a guide, make a list of 20 words in this selection that produce tone or attitude.
Paragraph 1: dreadful, misery
Paragraph 2: avail
Paragraph 3: wickedness, prudence, contrivance, corruption, sovereign
Paragraph 4: inconceivable, omnipotent, wrath, hitherto, fury, threshing, vengeance, stoutest, treasuring
Paragraph 5: obligation
Paragraph 6: everlasting
Paragraph 8: abhors, ascribed, solemn, loathsome
Paragraph 9: asunder, provoked
6. How does Edwards’ sermon reflect the ideals of this time period?
It reflects on the Puritans’’ ideals and beliefs. Such as, they believed in salvation and that the fate of individual soul was predetermined by God. Also, that salvation was a private choice among God and the 'Elect'. Elects or Saints were the ones who were saved and the ones who weren't were 'wicked’.
7. Explain how his sermon connects to a concept or theme in "The Crucible."