His aunt and the congregation want him to go up and get saved, be obedient and step up to the pulpit. What is the meaning of being “saved” in a young Langston mind? He state’s “So I decided that maybe to save further trouble, I’d better lie, too, and say that Jesus Had come, and get up and be saved”. (198) Can we say that young Langston, at this moment, over looks his own beliefs, so he can meet the expectations of the congregation. Langston loses his faith because of how Auntie Reed tells him that “when you were saved you saw a light, and something happened to you inside” (197).
One man named, Jonathan Edwards, took it upon himself to preach to his congregation of sin and hell. In the hope of reviving their many other beliefs in Christianity, scholars refer to this time or even in early American history as “The Great Awakening”. One of Edwards’ sermons was called, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”. The sermon explains in detail of the wrath God has and what Hell has in store for the non-believers. It is very clear from this document religion was a very important part of people’s lives during colonial
Tetzel also implores his readers to become a part of these indulgences to assure their ascent into heaven. According to the Catholic church, and Tetzel who so strongly believed in these rituals, wished to open the eyes of the mind. Tetzel explains to his readers the constant struggle of life man endures while living on earth. Tetzel describes letters obtained from the vicar of our Lord Jesus Christ, that will liberate man's soul from the hands of the enemy. Tetzel continues to enlighten his readers to the fact, there is no way to count the many sins a human being can commit on a daily basis.
However it does not end there, in Act 4 a further change occurs in the behaviour of Reverend John Hale. Hale begins to visit those who will not confess and persuades them to lie to save themselves. He turns completely against the Puritan rules and persuades people to do something that they know, to be good Christians, they must not do. When he tells Elizabeth to persuade Proctor to lie he puts forward his main argument: “God damns a liar less than he that throws his life away for pride.” This point in “The Crucible” shows how just how Hale has changed from the cold strict scholar, to the worried man looking only for what he believes to be right. Eventually Elizabeth persuades Proctor to confess and Hale encourages Danforth to speed up the process of the confession: “(quickly to Danforth) Let him sign it,let him sign it” showing that Hale wants to get it over with to prevent Proctor from getting too annoyed.
As stated in the opening chapter Dr. Dawn poses the following question, “...can we develop a theology of worship for the Church to flourish and grow in a turn-of-the century culture?” As church leaders brainstorm and search for ways to reach the masses, they must be cautious. As Dr. Dawn states, “When we allow our society to force us to “dumb down” the Church, we kill theological training, inhibit the forming of character, prevent appreciation for the rich gifts of the Church’s
The Crusades were informed by new ideals that came about by the change from monastic ideals to ideals of chivalry and of a knightly class. The West wanted to protect Jerusalem and protect fellow Christians living in the Islamic world. There was also a growing threat by Seljuk Turks who were moving close to Byzantium. Both objectives lead the Pope, abbots, kings and every day people to desire warfare for what the west saw as a holy war. Yet the church would have to find a way to advocate for the crusade as violence was a crime.
In the sermon of sinners in the hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards tries to scare his listeners into believing in God and seeking salvation. He uses many literary devices to do this. The literary techniques he used to scare them were imagery, Symbolism, and also figurative language. He used all these techniques in his six-hour sermon in Enfield, Connecticut, in 1741. Jonathan Edwards spoke quietly and with no emotion.
John Proctor fights to keep his good name in the community, Reverend Parris strives to keep his good reputation in Salem, and Reverend Hale regrets his actions and works to correct them. It is obvious that thoughts , words and actions can affect one’s good name, and maintain one’s reputation is a main theme of The Crucible. John and his wife Elizabeth Proctor fight to keep John’s good name in the town of Salem. In act two of the play the Proctors are visited by Reverend Hale who is questioning John and Elizabeth to make sure they are true to the church and do not traffic with the devil. Hale is also at the Proctor household because Elizabeth’s name was mentioned in the court and Hale decided he would notify them and take precautions.
Oscar Cruz Jr. Cruz 1 BG Guttierez ENGL 2327 23 February, 2012 Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God In the story Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God in holds a sermon on how your life should be led to with several techniques he tries to grab your attention with his grace and how you would go to heaven. Not everybody believes in god but in my point of view I believe that with the will of the lord everything is possible. Jonathan Edwards throughout the readings tried to scare the readers on how god can do things to people or grasp their life in any part of their time. It shouldn’t be understood in that way because in the bible I reads that god will come for you at the time he is ready. There is no need to be scared to go to heaven because heaven is a better and more peaceful place.
Edwards is trying to tell the people of his church that God has given them the choice to commit themselves to God and get away from God’s wrath that is coming for all the sinners of world. Edwards is saying that they have a choice, it isn’t up to God, and it is up to us so at looking at that it is that choice of us to