“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards (http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?…)
Calls to What?
When we read nonfiction, authors often will have a specific ‘call’ in their writing. Traditionally, there are three types:
|call to action||the most aggressive|
|to bear witness||a moral obligation, having observed the event|
|call to awareness||the least aggressive; an introductory step|
In this response, consider ways in which Edwards’ sermon differs from the “Allegory of the Cave” in terms of how people are directed to achieve goodness.
What emotional appeals are used? logical appeals? other rhetorical devices?
What ‘call’ does this essay have?
Comment on how the language differs from other writers we have seen. Be sure to cite textual support here.
**This only needs to be 2 paragraphs**