For the best American expression of the Calvinist theology Mark Driscoll spews like the volcanic asshole he is, check out Jonathan Edwards' 1741 sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." Great digital commons version of the first edition here. If you want it without the 18th C spelling and punctuation, go here. Most famous passage:
The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect, over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked; his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire; he is of purer eyes than to bear to have you in his sight; you are ten thousand times so abominable in his eyes as the most hateful venomous serpent is in ours. You have offended him infinitely more than ever a stubborn rebel did his prince: and yet ’tis nothing but his hand that holds you from falling into the fire every moment: ‘Tis to be ascribed to nothing else, that you did not go to hell the last night; that you was suffer’d to awake again in this world, after you closed your eyes to sleep: and there is no other reason to be given why you have not dropped into hell since you arose in the morning, but that God’s hand has held you up: There is no other reason to be given why you han’t gone to hell since you have sat here in the house of God, provoking his pure eyes by your sinful wicked manner of attending his solemn worship: Yea, there is nothing else that is to be given as a reason why you don’t this very moment drop down into hell.
The same arguments just happen over and over again in American culture. This was my favorite colonial period reading for my PhD qualifying exams, though, way better than anything by Increase or Cotton Mather. Much more fun to get drunk and read aloud.