An allusion is an expression used to call something to mind without mentioning it directly. There are many examples of allusion in this sermon that stand out to the reader. In order to understand the allusions, the reader must know some, if not most, of the Bible. The first allusion “Nebuchadnezzar, that mighty and haughty monarch… was willing to show his wrath” (Edwards 12) is an allusion to the story of Nebuchadnezzar and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Edwards uses this story to compare God’s wrath to an earthly king’s wrath.
His strong use of logic and biblical references was to get their attention in the beginning. With their attention in hand, King was able to share the emotional side of his argument to these men, as well as the community at large. King's wise usage of logic, emotion, and imagery helped to paint the picture of the effects of segregation in minds of the readers. By relating to all audiences in this letter, he was able to grab the attention of many and make his voice be heard. 8) Through the use of specific rhetorical strategies such as logos, pathos, and ethos, Martin Luther King Jr. effective refuted the clergymen's argument.
Part III: Presuppositions * The author assumes that the readers have a preconceived idea of how to properly define justice. * The author assumes that the readers will agree with him about the book’s validity on the topic of justice and the authenticity and accuracy of scripture. * The author assumes that his readers are not in need of generous justice themselves. * The author assumes that the readers have a basic understanding of the gospel of Christ. Part IV: Book Summary The idea of justice in the world today is often misconstrued; the most commonly accepted definition of justice is giving someone what the rightly deserve.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine” (2 Timothy 2:2-3 King James Version). God is going to hold us that lead his people accountable. We must have a heart for His people. When we have a heart for his people we are concerned that truths of the scriptures are opened to them. “In relation to the bible, the doctrine of revelation relates to the unveiling of truth in the material of the scriptures; illumination refers to the ministry of the Spirit by which the meaning of Scripture is made clear to the believer” (Gutierrez, 2012).
Phillip Young Ms. Parks En-1103-24 21 October 2014 Inside Letter from Birmingham Jail “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is a letter written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed to eight well-respected clergymen about their recent criticism of Dr. King’s non-violent resistance campaign. King uses rhetorical strategies ethos, logos and pathos to defend his position on non-violent resistance to combat racism in the south. He uses ethos to build his credibility and trustworthiness, logos to add facts and logic to his argument and pathos to grab his reader’s attention through emotional appeal. With all of these strategies combine, King forms a strong argument to defend his motives to his fellow clergymen and persuade them that “an unjust law is no law at all”.
Because people may not realize their mistakes when acting in every day society, it is critical to act with caution and listen to your leaders. Jonathan Edwards is a leader to the parishioners that sat through the sermon he delivered. In “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, Edwards preaches to his audience about their everyday exposure of "damnation" to the "fiery pits" of hell. In his sermon, Edwards indicates his awareness of his audience through his personal background, exposure to Puritan background, and the application of literary devices. Born into a Puritan evangelical household with a reverend father, Edwards was exposed to the study of the Bible and Christian theology but also in classics and ancient languages.
Explain how Christians make moral decisions. (25 marks) Christians have different ways of making moral decisions. Some rely on pure Biblical teaching, others on the Churches leadership, and others on their own conscience and others on Thomas Aquinas’ Natural Law. People of the Catholic Church believe Jesus gave His authority to Peter, and it has been passed down ever since, currently lying with Pope Benedict. The Catholic Church has a magisterium - its teachings have a God-given authority that is equal to the authority of scripture.
Study ?’s for : Letter from Birmingham Jail 8-26-11 1. Martin Luther King Jr.is a very educated man and is a strong christian leader in the struggle against segregation. He was responding to the criticism of a newspaper article. 2. He wanted to gain compassion from the clergymen and hopefully they would help with ending segregation.
For example, in paragraph nine he anticipates the questions that might be brought on by the clergymen after his explanation of the direct action program. He responds to these possible counterarguments by using definitions, logic, and making reference to historical and religious icons. In paragraph 13, King does all of these by defining an unjust law versus a just law and providing examples of these types of laws, as well as making reference to words said by St. Thomas Aquinas and Jewish Philosopher Buber. Similarly, in paragraph 24, King defines extremist but presents the definition from a perspective different than that of the clergymen. He compares his journey in seeking for justice to that of Paul the apostle, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and finally, Jesus Christ.
In Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” he is responding to a letter that had been written by clergymen of an Alabama church. This letter stated that Kings’ protests were “unwise and untimely,” however King wrote his letter for the entire nation to see. This letter shows King’s power through rhetoric and his wide array of intelligence. The main claim that King is trying to communicate is that it is right and just to protest for civil rights and equality for everyone and that the civil disobedience movement is justified. King refutes the clergymen and backs up his claim through the use of four key counter arguments which encompass the usage of rhetorical appeals.