ORCA General Oral Presentation Session (Virtual)

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Caralyn DiMattiesFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

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English/Professional Writing

Minor

Music Theatre

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Dr. Gina Claywell

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This paper will discuss the backgrounds of Jonathan Edwards, Anne Bradstreet, and Mary Rowlandson. Their Christian upbringings will be compared and proved to be similar. Puritanism and its relation to the authors will be explained. A specific work from each author will be analyzed – Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Bradstreet’s “To My Dear Children,” and Rowlandson’s A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson. The focus of this paper will be on the portrayal of God in all three works. Edwards subscribes to the God of the Old Testament, a God of wrath and destruction. However, Bradstreet and Rowlandson rely on the gentle God of the New Testament. Overall, this paper will consider the three authors’ differing depictions of the same God.

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One God and Three Persons

This paper will discuss the backgrounds of Jonathan Edwards, Anne Bradstreet, and Mary Rowlandson. Their Christian upbringings will be compared and proved to be similar. Puritanism and its relation to the authors will be explained. A specific work from each author will be analyzed – Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Bradstreet’s “To My Dear Children,” and Rowlandson’s A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson. The focus of this paper will be on the portrayal of God in all three works. Edwards subscribes to the God of the Old Testament, a God of wrath and destruction. However, Bradstreet and Rowlandson rely on the gentle God of the New Testament. Overall, this paper will consider the three authors’ differing depictions of the same God.

 

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