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All articles & reviews tagged with george-whitefield

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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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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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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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Historical

November 2014
Articles > Historical

Why remember George Whitefield?

When British Christians seem to be making little progress against the destructive tendencies of humanism, and false religions of various sorts appear to be capturing popular attention, why should we spend time considering a preacher born 300 years ago? Perhaps obsession with contemporary issues swamps our attention and we forget our need to study…

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Historical

November 2014
Articles > Historical

George Whitefield – the American connection

When George Whitefield stepped ashore in Savannah, Georgia, in May 1738, he had already preached to throngs in Bristol and London — preaching which ‘startled a nation’, as his biographer Dallimore put it. He came to Savannah in response to John Wesley’s plea for missionaries to Georgia, at which ‘my heart leaped within me’,…

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