Jonathan Edwards A Puritan Minister

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Jonathan Edwards, A puritan minister delivers a very powerful and life changing sermon to his congregation in Enfield, Connecticut. His most successful appeal is Man’s emotion, by creating vivid, horrific images with negative connotations to emphasize the importance of sinners, unconverted men, and parishioners to convert to puritan beliefs. At one point in his sermon, Edwards states, “You are 10,000 times more abominable than the most hateful venomous serpent is in ours. Edwards also imbeds frightening images of the “wrath of god.” or “the flames of hell.” He also mentions small phrases such as “Miserable creatures” also “Damned in hell” to emphasize as much as he can that the congregation must convert, and just as suspected, The congregation
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