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All articles & reviews tagged with george-whitefield

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November 2014
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‘The fields are white ready unto harvest’ – the preaching of George Whitefield

George Whitefield was always an avid reader. A few months after his conversion in spring 1735, he began to prayerfully peruse the biblical commentaries of William Burkitt and Matthew Henry. Both these Puritan authors had died at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Henry actually died the summer before Whitefield was born. Their commentaries…

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Review – Life and times of George Whitefield

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March 2008
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Review – Life and times of George Whitefield

Life and times of George Whitefield Robert Philip Banner of Truth; 588 pages; £10.00; ISBN: 978-0-85151-960-9 When God purposes to do a work he prepares for it by raising up people to accomplish it. Such was notably the case before the Evangelical Revival of the eighteenth century which led to a transformation of our…

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May 1999
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The Cambuslang Awakening of 1742 (1)

The parish of Cambuslang lies five miles to the south-east of Glasgow, just south of the River Clyde. Today it is a district typical of the central belt of Scotland. It lies in the shadow of the great Ravenscraig steel mill, and as a result its economy and society were depressed by the decline…

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October 1998
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George Whitefield and the nature of Christian perfection

An honest evaluation of the eighteenth-century evangelical revival cannot belittle the central rôle played in it by John Wesley (1703-1791). One thinks, for instance, of his fearless and indefatigable preaching of Christ crucified for sinners throughout the length and breadth of Great Britain after his conversion in 1738. Or of the genius he displayed…

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September 1995
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The beauties of Ralf Erskine

Wlan of Aberdeen published Ralf Erskine's writings under the above title, he was not thinking of the appearance of the man he admired but of the spiritual gems revealed in his fine sermons and poetry. Gentle James Hervey gave most of his books away but he kept Erskine's Gospel sonnets on his writing desk…

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