In a well-worded essay, consider how Johnathan Edwards’s writing reflected the Age of Enlightenment, and how his unapologetic stance for traditional Christianity and the preaching of the Gospel served as a response to the claims made by other philosophers and writers of the period. Through a Formalist reading of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” explore the imagery and symbolism found in “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” and examine how the use of these devices either support or refute the Enlightenment ideas of the period.
Write a 750-1,000-word essay that addresses the prompt.
Be sure to make an assertion about your subject and state it clearly in a well-worded thesis statement. Your essay also should have a solid organization plan that includes a focused opening, well-developed paragraphs, and correct grammar.