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All articles & reviews tagged with george-whitefield

Historical

November 2020
Articles > Historical

250th anniversary of George Whitefield’s death

During the 250th anniversary of George Whitefield’s birth (1714), Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones described Whitefield as the ‘greatest evangelist England has ever produced’, but also as the ‘most neglected man in church history’. Were ‘the Doctor’ with us today, would he think Whitefield as neglected on the 250th anniversary of his death (30 September 1770)?…

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News

August 2020
News > International

US: University removes George Whitefield statue

The University of Pennsylvania, also known as Penn, has decided to remove a statue of the 18th century evangelical preacher George Whitefield from its campus. The university issued a statement saying, ‘The case for removing Whitefield is overwhelmingly strong. He was a well-known evangelical preacher in the mid-eighteenth century, who notably led a successful…

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Article

December 2017
Articles > Guest column

Christians and slavery

Evangelicals rightly celebrate William Wilberforce. His Christian beliefs motivated his historic effort to secure the abolition of the slave trade, in the British empire, in 1807 (see ET, December 2017). What we don’t talk about so much is how a number of godly Christian leaders, particularly in the Southern USA in the nineteenth century,…

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Review

September 2016
Reviews > Book

A great blessing to me — John Newton encounters George Whitefield

This is a delightful study of a fruitful friendship between two evangelical leaders of the eighteenth century. George Whitefield was probably England’s greatest preacher. John Newton was a pastor, spiritual counsellor and hymn writer. Both men deserve to be better known. Whitefield’s ministry shows us what God can do in desolate times. It should…

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Review

April 2015
Reviews > Book

George Whitefield – America’s Spiritual Founding Father

This volume navigates a number of middle paths simultaneously. The author is an evangelical Christian, yet an academic historian. His is an honest assessment from a sympathetic perspective. It is an American biography of a British preacher, addressing Whitefield as man and as gospel minister. It is also a reasonably full treatment with a…

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Historical

November 2014
Articles > Historical

Lessons from the life of George Whitefield

George Whitefield was one of the most influential preachers at the heart of the eighteenth century revivals in Britain and America. 27 December this year marks the 300th anniversary of his birth. An Anglican minister and itinerant preacher, he died in September 1770. If both Britain and America are considered together, George Whitefield was…

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Historical

November 2014
Articles > Historical

George Whitefield’s ministry in Scotland

Many might think of George Whitefield’s connections with Scotland in terms of his part in the Cambuslang Revival (1742) and sad dispute with Ralph and Ebenezer Erskine of the Associate Presbytery. It is not so well known that Whitefield visited Scotland on no less than 14 occasions between 1741 and 1768. He preached to…

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