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The emphasis of the lecture was on God's absolute sovereignty in the work of salvation: Ina Protestant revival began in Northampton and reached an intensity in the winter of and the following spring, that it threatened the business of the town.
In 6 months, nearly of youths were admitted to the church. The revival gave Edwards an opportunity for studying the process of conversion in all its phases and varieties, and he recorded his observations with psychological minuteness and discrimination in A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God in the Conversion of Many Hundred Souls in Northampton A year later, he published Discourses on Various Important Subjects, the five sermons which had proved most effective in the revival, and of these, none was so immediately effective as that on the Justice of God in the Damnation of Sinnersfrom the text, "That every mouth may be stopped.
However, criticism of the revival began, and many New Englanders feared that Edwards had led his flock into fanaticism. A number of New Englanders were shaken by the revivals but not converted, and became convinced of their inexorable damnation.
Edwards wrote that "multitudes" felt urged—presumably by Satan—to take their own lives. It is not known if any others took their own lives, but the "suicide craze"  effectively ended the first wave of revival, except in some parts of Connecticut.
It was at this time that Edwards was acquainted with George Whitefieldwho was traveling the Thirteen Colonies on a revival tour in — The two men may not have seen eye to eye on every detail.
Whitefield was far more comfortable with the strongly emotional elements of revival than Edwards was, but they were both passionate about preaching the Gospel. They worked together to orchestrate Whitefield's trip, first through Boston and then to Northampton.
When Whitefield preached at Edwards's church in Northampton, he reminded them of the revival they had experienced just a few years before.
Monument in Enfield, Connecticut commemorating the location where Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God was preached Revival began to spring up again, and Edwards preached his most famous sermon " Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God ", in Enfield, Connecticut in Though this sermon has been widely reprinted as an example of " fire and brimstone " preaching in the colonial revivals, this is not in keeping with Edward's actual preaching style.
Edwards did not shout or speak loudly, but talked in a quiet, emotive voice. He moved his audience slowly from point to point, towards an inexorable conclusion: While most 21st-century readers notice the damnation looming in such a sermon text, historian George Marsden reminds us that Edwards' was not preaching anything new or surprising: The problem was getting them to seek it.
InEdwards published in its defense The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God, dealing particularly with the phenomena most criticized: These "bodily effects," he insisted, were not distinguishing marks of the work of the Spirit of God one way or another; but so bitter was the feeling against the revival in the more strictly Puritan churches, that inhe was forced to write a second apology, Thoughts on the Revival in New England.This I Believe Beginning in , radio pioneer Edward R.
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