John Edwards "In the Hands of an Angry God"

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Matt Mulcahy Jonathan Edward’s “In The hands of an Angry God” In Jonathan Edwards' "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" vivid imagery is utilized through pathos and ethos, in an attempt to sway the acts of sinners to be morally correct. He used all three of the most influential advertisement skills and persuasive skills, to deliver an observation and solution. In Edwards’s sermon, the target of the speech is to bring people to repentance by understanding that the only reason this world is still turning is because of God’s Grace, and the sinners are angering God. Edwards keeps his statements about God positive even it’s while acting in an offensive way. For instance, instead of saying God punishes those who doubt his existence instead he says that God simply won’t hold them up when they are in slippery situations and the misery will come on its own without his helping hand. Pathos is vivid when he shows how fragile humans can be and how we are all left to live by the grace of God. A metaphor in his sermon which shows this is the spider dangling, we are the spider. He shows an empathetic view of the sinners, by acknowledging life is challenging. Edwards’s language choice affects the audience's emotional response, and emotional appeal, to enhance the argument; “You have offended him infinitely more than ever a stubborn rebel did his prince; and yet it is nothing but his hand that holds you from falling into the fire every moment.” He uses as many terms and diction’s as possible to frighten the sinners. His selling idea is to have as many sinners as possible to repent and to his observations the most effective and ethical (ethos) way, was through fear and intimidation. He wrote the sermon with a passion and anger that partly reflected what he thought of God’s anger. He ask the audience to repent in an ethical manner, trying to reason with the sinners,
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