Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards

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What was the occasion for Jonathan Edwards's famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God?"

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During the revival period referred to as The Great Awakening, spanning the 1730s and 1740s, thousands of residents of the English colonies (in what would become America) were hearing the word of God, becoming converts, and growing inspired to join churches. However, the town of Enfield, Connecticut was notoriously resistant to this religious trend. While towns all around Enfield—and all over the New England colonies, in fact—were filling with new converts, the residents of this small town were well-known to be holdouts. As an eminent minister, Edwards evidently felt that it was important to preach not only God's love but also the dangers of God's justice to these recalcitrant individuals who he would have feared were destined, on their current paths, to fall into the pit of hell, as he describes.

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