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- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 160mm x 213mm x 13mm | 177g
- Publication date: 4 November 2005
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0486446018
- ISBN 13: 9780486446011
- Edition statement: Dover.
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- Sales rank: 60,821
A sermon preached by Jonathan Edwards to his Enfield, Connecticut, congregation in July 1741, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" is particularly noted for its vivid descriptions of the torments of Hell and mankind's natural depravity. At the same time, it was also an appeal to man's need for salvation and a reminder of the agonies that awaited the unreformed. Coming during the height of the Great Awakening--a period of religious fervor in the first half of the eighteenth century--the homily was at once regarded by many as the greatest ever given on American soil and vehemently attacked by others as puritanical "fire and brimstone." One thing seems certain: it made a lasting impact on American Christianity. Accompanying this landmark document are sermons by nine other influential Puritans of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, among them Thomas Shepard's "The Parable of the Ten Virgins," Cotton Mather's "An Hortatory and Necessary Address," John Cotton's "The Way of Life," as well as sermons by John Winthrop, Increase Mather, Jonathan Mayhew, Thomas Hooker, Peter Bulkeley, and Samuel Willard. Enlightening and thought-provoking, the volume will serve as primary source material in many American history and literature courses.
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Table of contents
Note with Biographical Sketches Peter Bulkeley (1583-1659) The Lesson of the Covenant, for England and New England (n.d.) John Cotton (1584-1652) Limitation of Government (n.d.) Wading in Grace, from The Way of Life (London, 1641) The Life of Faith, from The Way of Life (London, 1641) Christian Calling, from The Way of Life (London, 1641) Purchasing Christ, from Christ the Fountaine (London, 1651) Swine and Goats and Hypocrites and Saints, from The New Covenant, or A Treatise, Unfolding the Order and Manner of the Giving and Receiving of the Covenantof Grace to the Elect (London, 1654) Thomas Hooker (1586-1647) Hartford Election Sermon (Hartford, 1638) A True Sight of Sin, Meditation, Wandering Thoughts, Repentant Sinners and Their Ministers, from The Application of Redemption By the Effectual Work of the Word, and Spirit of Christ, for the Bringing Home of Lost Sinners to God. The Ninth And Tenth Books. (London, 1659) John Winthrop (1588-1649) A Modell of Christian Charity (1630) Thomas Shepard (1605-1649) Of Carnal Security in Virgin Churches, from The Parable of the Ten Virgins Opened & Applied (London, 1660) Of Ineffectual Hearing the Word--Subjection to Christ in all His Ordinances, and Appointments, the Best Means to Preserve Our Liberty. (London, 1652) Increase Mather (1639-1723) Predestination and Human Exertions, from Awakening Truths Tending to Conversion (Boston, 1710) Man Knows Not His Time, from A Discourse Concerning the Uncertainty of the Times of Men (Boston, 1697) Sleeping at Sermons, from Practical Truths Tending to Promote the Power of Godliness (Boston, 1682) Samuel Willard (1640-1707) Saints Not Known By Externals, from The Child's Portion (Boston, 1684) The Death of a Saint, from The High Esteem Which God Hath of the Death of His Saints (Boston, 1683) The Character of a Good Ruler (Boston, 1694) Degenerating New England, from The Peril of the Times Displayed (Boston, 1700) Cotton Mather (1663-1728) The Wonders of the Invisible World (Boston, 1693) Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) God Glorified in the Work of Redemption, by the Greatness of Man's Dependence upon Him, in the Whole of It (1731) A Divine and Supernatural Light (Boston, 1734) Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (Boston, 1731) Charles Chauncey (1705-1787) Man's Life Considered Under the Similitude of a Vapour, That Appeareth for a Little Time, and Then Vanisheth Away (Boston, 1731) Jonathan Mayhew (1720-1766) A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission (Boston, 1750)