Adams, John C., and Stephen R. Yarbrough. “Jonathan Edwards, the Great Awakening and Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” In Rhetoric, Religion, and the Roots of Identity in British Colonial America, edited by James R. Andrews. Vol. 1 in The Rhetorical History of the United States. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2007. This analysis of Edwards’s sermon is one of the theological treatises, sermons, and other examples of colonial rhetoric examined in this volume. The essays describe how this rhetoric helped create a new American identity.
Cady, Edwin H. “The Artistry of Jonathan Edwards.” Critical Essays on Jonathan Edwards, edited by William J. Scheick. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1980. Analyzes the sermon as a genuine work of art by looking at its intellectual and literary structure and design.
Edwards, Jonathan. The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader. Edited by Wilson H. Kimnach, Kenneth P. Minkema, and Douglas A. Sweeney. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1999. Presents fourteen sermons, including five never before published, as well as Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. The introduction places these sermons in their historical context and analyzes their literary structure; in addition, each sermon begins with a text from Scripture, a brief comment or interpretation and statement of doctrine, and a discussion of the...
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