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3.2.2: Reading and Review Questions

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    1. How does Edwards convey his sense of himself as being unique, as uniquely religious, both before and after his “awakening?”
    2. What stylistic elements does Edwards use? How aware of his audience is Edwards? What means, if any, does Edwards use to engage his audience? How do you know?
    3. How does Edwards’ narrative serve as a model to his audience? How, if at all, does it confer his potential authority over its audience? Why? How do you know?
    4. What religious conflicts, fears, or uncertainties does this narrative address? How universal do you think these were among Edwards’ audience? How does he resolve these conflicts, fears, and uncertainties? How convincing (to you as a reader and to Edwards’ contemporaries) are his resolutions?
    5. How appealing does Edwards make his faith and understanding of the Christian God? Why?

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