Jonathan Edwards “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” on July 8, 1741
discuss the American rhetoric
1/ justify your choice historically or socially or artistically: in other words, why bother?
2/ Establish its validity: that is, are you dealing with the real thing?
3/ Make perfectly clear the rhetorical basis of your analysis: exactly what are the rhetori-cal concepts that you find most valuable in discussing your choice?
Your final objective is to “unpack” the choice so that we understand what makes it tick. To do that you must first put it in its proper context, then describe it, then – the big part – analyze it, and finally assess it in light of its own rhetorical situation, purpose, and audi-ence.
THE BOOK (attached) the MAIN IMPORTANT parts are UNDERLINED and ASTERISK