#1
Alright guys so I go to a Christian school and while I am a Christian my school has epically failed in many ways I would to discuss this aspect of my fail-school I have to read Sinners In The Hands of an Angry God - Johnathen Edwards and write a three page essay not a huge problem except the assignment was given to me for American Liturature. Thats right folks I'm reading sermon for LITERATURE this just doesn't seem right I wouldn't complain if it was for Bible but I don't think literature class is meant for reading sermons.
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Alright guys so I go to a Christian school and while I am a Christian my school has epically failed in many ways I would to discuss this aspect of my fail-school I have to read Sinners In The Hands of an Angry God - Johnathen Edwards and write a three page essay not a huge problem except the assignment was given to me for American Liturature. Thats right folks I'm reading sermon for LITERATURE this just doesn't seem right I wouldn't complain if it was for Bible but I don't think literature class is meant for reading sermons.
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go to public school if you really cant stand it. its free
#4
The Great Awakening is an important event in colonial history. While it's not literature, it was still significant. Quit your bitching and do it.
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#5
... Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is easily the most powerful example of campfire preaching in the Great Awakening. It's a good read.

Learn to history.

Also, I'm reading a 221 page book called The Souls of Black Folk, which is a compliation of a bunch of essays regarding the status of the black man at the turn of the century, and studying 84 questions on it for a test on thursday.

You have it easy. And interesting.
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He'll still get it. I read it junior year for American Lit. Like it or not TS, it was a very influential and well-written piece of literature. That's why you study it, not because of religious connections.
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#7
I took a history of Western literature class in college and we read the New and the Old Testament because it was the most significant piece of literature for the time. I guess that book could be read for its insight into the inner workings of New England, Puritan society. Although many people do have trouble seeing past the religious aspects of scripture and sermons.
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#8
Silly Christians and your inability to create sentences.
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#10
Christianity. Take out and rearrange some of the letters and you have sanity which is what they generally try to make. You also have cry, which is what you are doing. There is also cyst, what God gives you when he is sad. I like wordplay
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#11
Learn to use periods. And my public school American Lit class had to read that. It's because it was a unit on famous poets/writers from early American settlers. We read from a few people.
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The Great Awakening is an important event in colonial history. While it's not literature, it was still significant. Quit your bitching and do it.

it's history not lit i wouldnt have a problem except it's being assigned to lit.
#13
I had to read Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God For American Lit in my PUBLIC SCHOOL. I thought it was badass. So badass, in fact, that my band quoted it in a song. For the record, I'm not Christian.
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#14
we read that in Lit. it is an extremely powerful sermon, and a great piece to gain insightful view on the ways and ideas of the Purists in the seveenth century.

so have an open mind dumbass, and enjoy the historical importance of it
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#15
Dude, I go to a public school and I have to read and analyze the same thing for class on Wednesday.
#16
dude a lot of schools read that because it is important when learning about puritan society in 17th century america. just because it is not literature in your english class doesn't mean you can't learn from it.
#17
we did that in my school too, ( I go to a private christian school too), the worse part about mine was that we were learning more about religious history in language arts then history class, drives me crazy
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#18
Stop trying to be a rebel and challenge everything. It was an important book in history.
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#19
maybe if you learned your history, you would know why its so important....

and its not even boring or anything, jon edwards was one of the most spicy puritans out there.
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it's history not lit i wouldnt have a problem except it's being assigned to lit.


When actual historians write the history books, they generally refer to primary sources, i.e. books, essays, pamphlets, manifestos, etc. from people written at that period of time.

So in essence, you are cutting out the middleman and interpreting history for yourself, or however your teacher teaches it.
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I had to read Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God For American Lit in my PUBLIC SCHOOL. I thought it was badass. So badass, in fact, that my band quoted it in a song. For the record, I'm not Christian.

I don't think its that great seems like he repeats himself the whole way through
Page 1-12 "you're goin to hell you're goin to hell you're goin to hell you're goin to hell you're goin to hell you're goin to hell you're goin to hell you're goin to hell you're goin to hell you're goin to hell"
#22
I did the exact same assignment when I went to catholic school. It's a christian school, that means they basically get to teach whatever they want wherever they want. Take my old history class for example, we learned an absolute ton about early architecture for churches, but never mentioned the Crusades. That's life.
#24
What is the topic of the essay? As long as that is still in the confines of a American Literature class, then you should stop bitching.
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#26
now discussion time:
i learned john edwards actually told that sermon in a very calm and well mannered tone of voice. and people still fainted and would burst into tears at the power behind his message. the imagery he used truely is astounding no matter what your beliefs may be.
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#27
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not a book
and yes HISTORY not lit.

It's still a work of literature. Even if it is important to history, it's a work of literature first and foremost.
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now discussion time:
i learned john edwards actually told that sermon in a very calm and well mannered tone of voice. and people still fainted and would burst into tears at the power behind his message. the imagery he used truely is astounding no matter what your beliefs may be.

well I guess you have a point there...
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Alright guys so I go to a Christian school and while I am a Christian my school has epically failed in many ways I would to discuss this aspect of my fail-school I have to read Sinners In The Hands of an Angry God - Johnathen Edwards and write a three page essay not a huge problem except the assignment was given to me for American Liturature. Thats right folks I'm reading sermon for LITERATURE this just doesn't seem right I wouldn't complain if it was for Bible but I don't think literature class is meant for reading sermons.
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