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All articles & reviews tagged with george-whitefield

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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Historical

November 2014
Articles > Historical

‘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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Reviews > Book

The Life and Times of George Whitefield, M.A.

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 national life. One such instrument was plucked out of the Bell Inn in Gloucester to become…

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August 2001
Netherlands

Missionary Spotlight-The George Whitefield Foundation

In 1994 six Evangelicals formed the George Whitefield Foundation. Their aim was to encourage study in the Netherlands of the Puritans and their theological successors. They also aimed to stimulate a biblical understanding of, and earnest prayer for, true reformation and revival in Holland. Many contemporary movements are widely presented as ‘revival’ but do…

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Historical

May 1999
Articles > Historical

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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Historical

October 1998
Articles > Historical

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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