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People/Characters: George Whitefield

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Abigail Adams by Woody Holton
Amazing Grace by Steve Turner
America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918 by Richard Brookhiser
Coming to America: Immigrants from the British Isles by Shirley Blumenthal
Deeper Experiences of Famous Christians by James Gilchrist Lawson
The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield by Steven J. Lawson
Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Andersen
Forged in Faith by Rod Gragg
Forgotten Founding Father: The Heroic Legacy of George Whitefield by Stephen Mansfield
George Whitefield by Michael A. G. Haykin
George Whitefield's Journals by George Whitefield
George Whitefield's Letters, 1734-1742 by George Whitefield
George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father by Thomas S. Kidd
George Whitefield: God's Anointed Servant in the Great Revival of the Eighteenth Century by Arnold A. Dallimore
George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth Century - Volume II by Arnold A. Dallimore
George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival - Volume I by Arnold A. Dallimore
The great awakening : a history of the revival of religion in the time of Edwards & Whitefield by Joseph Tracy
Lady Huntingdon, Whitefield and the Wesleys by Esther T Barker
Lady Huntington and her friends; or, The revival of the work of God in the days of Wesley, Whitefield, Romaine, Venn, and others in the last century by H. C. Knight
Memoirs of George Whitefield by John Gillies
Methodism : a very short introduction by William J. Abraham
The Restless Traveller: The life of George Whitefield by C.van Rijswijk
The revivalists by Roberts Liardon
The revived Puritan: the spirituality of George Whitefield (Classics of Reformed Spirituality) by Michael A. G. Haykin
The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark A. Noll
Select Sermons of George Whitefield by George Whitefield
Spiritual Pilgrim: A Reassessment of the Life of the Countess of Huntingdon by Edwin Welch
Ten Boys Who Made History (Lightkeepers) by Irene Howat
Treasury of Evangelical Writings by David Otis Fuller
The Urban Crucible: The Northern Seaports and the Origins of the American Revolution by Gary B. Nash
What Great Infidels Have Done to Advance Civilization by Robert G. Ingersoll

Character description

George Whitefield (/ˈhwɪtfiːld/; 27 December [O.S. 16 December] 1714 – 30 September 1770), also spelled Whitfield, was an English Anglican cleric and evangelist who was one of the founders of Methodism and the evangelical movement.

He did not settle as the minister of any parish. Rather he became an itinerant preacher and evangelist. In 1740, Whitefield traveled to North America, where he preached a series of revivals that became part of the "Great Awakening". His methods were controversial and he engaged in numerous debates and disputes with other clergymen.

Whitefield received widespread recognition during his ministry; he preached at least 18,000 times to perhaps 10 million listeners in Great Britain and the American colonies. Whitefield could enthrall large audiences through a potent combination of drama, religious rhetoric, and imperial pride.

George Whitefield in Wikipedia

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