"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Vocabulary and Discussion Questions
Great Awakening - period of religious revival in the 1730s
figures of speech - words or phrases that compare one thing to another, unlike thing
provoked v. used as adj.: angered.
appease v.: calm; satisfy.
constitution n.: physical condition.
contrivance n.: scheme; plan.
inconceivable adj.: unimaginable; beyond understanding.
omnipotent adj.: all-powerful.
abhors v.: scorns; hates.
abominable adj.: disgusting; loathsome.
ascribed v.: regarded as coming from a certain cause.
induce v.: persuade; force; cause.
Quiz Directions: Students take out a blank piece of paper. Teacher says each word and students must write each word, spelled correctly. Then teacher says each definition and students write it next to the appropriate vocabulary word. If unsure, students can write the spoken definitions at the bottom of their papers and after hearing all definitions, draw lines to the appropriate word.
Grading: Students take out a pen that is a different color than the one used for taking the quiz and self-grade as teacher reads answers. Those who do not have a pen with a different color ink must exchange papers with another student who will write "Graded by" and then his/her name.
Discussion: After reading the sermon, determine what Edwards added to the beliefs of his listeners. According to Edwards, what is the role of humanity in the universe? Do you agree or disagree with the ideas presented in his sermon? Why?
Extra Credit: Use these words in a discussion or paragraph to explain what the Puritans added to humanity's understanding of its role in the universe.
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