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Anne Bradstreet Puritan Beliefs

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Two authors, their Puritan beliefs are shone through poems and sermons although contains vast similarities but are also set apart by major distinctions, their works not only affected their generation but transcends hundreds of years to influence the generation of today. In their most famed works, authors like Anne Bradstreet wrote The Burning of Our House, and To My Dear and Loving Husband or Jonathan Edwards a revivalist preacher who compiled the famous sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God conveyed their ideals of the Puritan religion upon the people of their generation by always placing God as the focal point, even though the personality in their works may contrast they both got their puritan beliefs across. In each one of their writings there is no argument…show more content…
In Bradstreet’s poem Upon the Burning of Our House she says, “Yet by His gift is made thine own; There’s wealth enough, I need no more.” (119-50) Her way of writing is gentle and her deep appreciation of God is made known, without having to be threatening in her poems. Even when all her possessions are gone, the grace of God is enough wealth for her. Unlike Bradstreet, Edward’s make it a point to embed fear with his sermons, and he uses it as leverage in Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God he says, “You are ten thousand times more abominable in his eye, than the most hateful venomous serpent is in ours.” (127) This give a clear indication that his way of delivering the message is aggressive and intense. A completely different way then how Bradstreet wrote in her poems, Edward strike at the fearful heart of the people and makes his point well known from the start.
Puritans Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards expressed their beliefs through many of their works. Although in some ways they are the same, they also contrasted with each other. One thing they can agree on is that God is the way of life for the
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