Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God


Jonathan Edwards

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Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards, an eighteenth-century preacher and theologian, is the author of the sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” He is, therefore, the narrator of the text, and his purpose in delivering the… read analysis of Jonathan Edwards


To Edwards, God’s primary characteristics are his power and his wrath. Edwards sees God as the most powerful force in the universe, beside whom even the most powerful human beings are “but feeble despicable… read analysis of God

Christ (“the Mediator”)

While Edwards believed that God was angry and vindictive and had no responsibility (or propensity) to provide mercy and salvation, he believed that Christ was mankind’s only hope. This is due to the covenant of… read analysis of Christ (“the Mediator”)

The Congregation

The congregants of a church in Enfield, Connecticut are the audience of Edwards’ sermon. While the ideas of the Great Awakening—a Protestant revival that emphasized individual religious experience and the necessity of salvation through… read analysis of The Congregation