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All authors convey their messages and beliefs in their writing Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards were no different They used their writing as a way to impart their ideas to the readers For these two authors they were working on the same base Puritanism for the intended messages In the end it is obvious that there is a huge gap in belief between the two authors Edwards writings takes Puritanism to its extremities whereas Bradstreets works show a conventional view in the religion while still staying true to it Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God conveys a very extreme viewpoint of God that of Jonathan Edwards According to Edwards humanity is naturally plagued with sin despite our ongoing efforts to overcome it Throughout his sermon Edwards goes on endlessly about how God shows such mercy in not throwing all of humanity to the deepest depths of hell by the very earth itself As Edwards said in the sermon You hang by a slender thread with the flames of divine wrath flashing about it and ready every moment to singe it and burn it asunder and you have no interest in any Mediator nothing to keep off the flames of wrath nothing to lay hold of to save yourself nothing that you have done nothing you can do to induce God to spare you one moment Essentially these people were in Edwards opinion condemned for they were sinning against God with no way to change in hope of salvation Anne Bradstreets poems such as To My Dear and Loving Husband and Upon the Burning of Our House show a very conventional view of God According to Bradstreet humanity is on a personal and intimate relationship with a loving God During our lifetime God helps us attain the things needed He can also take these things away as a test of the faith in God Bradstreet shows her view when she can believe in
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