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Analyzing Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards was born in 1703 in East Windsor Connecticut He grew up in a very strict and disciplined puritan atmosphere which would affect him throughout his whole life Ever since he was young he showed great interest in the puritan religion by preaching to his friends and his classmates At the age of twelve Jonathan Edwards had learned to speak three different languages Latin Greek and Hebrew When he was thirteen we was accepted to Yale University and graduated as the valedictorian of his class four years later In 1727 he became an assistant for his grandfather in Northampton Massachusetts where he would eventually become the preacher after the death of his grandfather Unfortunately during the 1750s he was dismissed from the church because of his conservative beliefs After he was dismissed he moved to Stockbridge Massachusetts where he preached to the Natives Jonathan Edwards was later on accepted as the president in 1757 of what is now Princeton University Jonathan Edwards is considered one of the leaders of the Great Awakening during the 1730s and the 1740s Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God which was written during this time is the most well known out of his numerous works In Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Edwards uses very powerful and convicting imagery words and techniques to describe Gods wrath very vividly He uses similes metaphors to compare the relationship between us people and God One example of this is when he talks about how God is ten thousand times more disgusted with us than us being disgusted by the most vicious snakes p 73 It says You are ten thousand times more abominable in his eyes than the most hateful venomous serpent is in ours From this it is visible that the way Edwards wrote was very convicting and was directed right at
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