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Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin both wrote simply directly and without aristocratic pretense They felt writing was not an end in itself but a work done in the service of something greater whether it be God or mankind In his Personal Narrative Edwards focuses on the ecclesiastical whereas Franklin in The Way to Wealth appeals to the individual Edwards wrote to understand what was happening around him and admits I made seeking my salvation the main business of my life Franklin rather wrote on self improvement similarly to an author of a modern day self-help book He wrote to inform and would represent himself attractively with numerous aphorisms such as Lost time is never found and The sleeping fox catches no poultry Edwards in Personal Narrative crystallized into language of permanent beauty one of the great mystical experiences of the race His conversion at age 17 demonstrates his awareness of a meaningful world I often used to sit and view the Moon for a long time and so in the daytime spent much time in viewing the clouds and sky to behold glory of God in these things Franklin would not sit quietly and view the moon for he reminds his audience that there will be sleeping enough in the grave He encourages independence saying God helps them that help themselves Franklin tried that strategy I used to be continually examining myself and studying and contriving for likely ways and means how I should live holily with far greater diligence and earnestness than ever I pursued any thing in my life and he writes of his failure but yet with too great a dependence on my own strength which afterwards proved a great damage to me To undue the damage Edward later viewed that God should govern the world and order all things according to his own pleasure and I rejoiced in it
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