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    Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely recognized as one of America’s most profound Theologians. Some might even consider him the master of Puritan revival, since he was the leader of the Great Awakening. During his time he was a devout Calvinist who had the power of single-handedly keeping the Puritan faith strong for over twenty-five years, by using vivid imagery to provoke his audience. Edward's dialect was exquisitely influential and yet wielded with class and ease. This essay argues that

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    Jonathan Edwards: Early Colonial Theologist and Religious Revivalist Jonathan Edwards (1703-1759) played a historic part in American Christianity as we know it today. He was a notorious religious figure during a time when Congregationalists were determined to adhere to the religious styles of old. His intellectual and theological reason, along with his fervent zeal fueled by the Holy Spirit, makes him one of the greatest evangelistic preachers and apologists of all time. His life, works, and

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    Jonathan Edwards: A Great Shepherd of Early Colonial Theology and Revivalism Jonathan Edwards (1703-1759) played a historical part in American Christianity as we know it today. He was a notorious religious figure during a time when Congregationalists were determined to adhere to the religious styles of old. His intellectual and theological reason, along with his fervent zeal fueled by the Holy Spirit, makes him one of the greatest evangelistic preachers and apologists of all time. His life,

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    Some Notes Concerning Affections and the Sublime in the Work of Jonathan Edward Jonathan Edwards’s attention to the separation of the body from the soul combined with his efforts to account for the spirit of revivalism during the “Great Awakening” implicates the sublime as both a rhetorical tool and psychological experience that, in either case, foregrounds the relationship between an individual’s perception of the self and his or her relationship to a community. Comparing Edwards’s personal

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    sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards. It was a message so frightening, hysteria was reported amongst its audience. Besides being the trope-maker of ‘fire and brimstone’ sermons, what made it so effective? Three things: the delivery of the message, the analogies and examples throughout the speech, and Edwards’ use of human psychology to sway his audience to his goal. One of the causes of this sermon’s effectiveness was Edwards’ deliverance. He is said to have delivered his

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    perceived God’s workings in their lives in Great Awakening ideals. As Jonathan Huggins explains in “Jonathan Edwards and Justification,” “Edwards regarded the gift of the Spirit as an ‘infusion’ of a new principle of holiness” in which others could perceive that Spirit through the actions of the person and also the benevolent signs from God to the holy person (148). For example in Jonathan Edward’s “Religious Affections,” Edwards lists specific people from the Bible where others could discern the presence

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    Jonathan Edwards his sermons and works Prospectus draft HIUS 435-D01 August 4, 2017 Joel Leviten Jonathan Edwards was born October 5th, 1703 in East Windsor Connecticut, he was the son of Timothy Edwards who was also a preacher. Jonathan Edwards was a preacher, philosopher, and a Protestant Theologian. Jonathan Edwards was known as the most important and one of the original philosophical theologians of all times. In my Prospectus paper, I will be discussing the sermons and

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    Baptist Theological Seminary The Life of Jonathan Edwards A Paper Submitted to Dr. Gregory Tomlin In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Course American Christianity CHHI 692 Table of Contents Abstract 3 Biographical Outline 4-5 Survey of Edwards Life 5-18 Work Written By Jonathan Edwards 19-20 Bibliography 21-22 Abstract Through out Jonathan Edwards’ life he focused on preaching and expressing his views and

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    Jonathan Edwards Imagery

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    Jonathan Edwards uses vivid imagery in his sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” to make puritans of his congregation fear God and choose the path of righteousness by accepting Jesus Christ. In his sermon, Edwards gives a fearful image of hell and portrays God as very angry. He describes hell as a “fiery pit” (Edwards 5) and throughout the sermon he describes hell as a place full of fire and torment. Edwards repeatedly expresses the wrath of God towards sinners and describes him as an “incensed

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    In Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God the persuasive and strong message is sent across the story line as Jonathan Edwards uses multiple techniques to speak so solidly. They increase and more, and rise higher and higher. Jonathan Edwards uses several persuasions techniques in his sermon that are extremely effective. Repetition is restating an idea by using the same words. For example, “The wrath of God” and by that it expressed God’s hatred towards sinners. Another example of repetition is “Mere

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