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  • ISBN: 978-0851510262
  • Binding: Hardcover with jacket
  • Page Count: 600
  • Publisher: Banner Of Truth Trust

George Whitefield: The Life & Times of the Great Evangelist of the 18th Century Revival – Volume 1 (Arnold Dallimore)

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God’s accomplishments through George Whitefield are to this day virtually unparalleled. Even during his lifetime, Whitefield was considered “the most brilliant and popular preacher the modern world has ever known.” In the wake of his fearless preaching, revival swept across the British Isles, and the Great Awakening transformed the American colonies.

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George Whitefield

The Life & Times of the Great Evangelist of the 18th Century Revival, Volume 1

One of the most important biographies of a Christian man ever written. Makes for thrilling family reading, as the life story of this magnificent evangelist is a story hardly paralleled in history. You can count on one hand the men used as powerfully as Whitefield, since the time of the Apostles.

Whitefield preached to the largest congregations ever seen in American. Vol. 1 covers from his birth in 1714 to 1740, his 2nd visit to America, showing us the glorious work of God in The Great Awakening

God’s accomplishments through George Whitefield are to this day virtually unparalleled. Even during his lifetime, Whitefield was considered “the most brilliant and popular preacher the modern world has ever known.” In the wake of his fearless preaching, revival swept across the British Isles, and the Great Awakening transformed the American colonies.

When Whitefield died at age 55, he had preached 30,000 sermons. His hearers included not only the poor and the uneducated, but prominent English aristocrats and American statesmen such as David Hume and Benjamin Franklin.

Christians today continue to take courage from Whitefield’s humility and deep spirituality. A founder of Methodism, he yielded his leadership to John Wesley rather than risk splitting the movement, thus revealing his fervent commitment to the gospel of Christ rather than to personal plans or hopes.

Contents

Introductory

  • On Knowing Whitefield
  • Spiritual and Moral Conditions in England before the Revival

Part I: The Years of Preparation

  • 1) Whitefield’s Ancestry
  • 2) George, the Boy of the Bell
  • 3) Oxford, the Holy Club, and conversion
  • 4) Ordination – Divine and Human

Part II: The Youthful Ministry

  • 5) Preaching that startled the nation
  • 6) The Sermons of a youth
  • 7) Lasting results
  • 8) Military chaplain
  • 9) Developments in England
  • 10) The Conversion of the Wesleys
  • 11) Colonial missionary

Part III: The Period of Transition

  • 12) The offense of the cross
  • 13) Howell Harris
  • 14) Into the open air
  • 15) John Wesley becomes an open-air preacher
  • 16) Into the open air in London
  • 17) John Cennick
  • 18) The beginnings of Wesley’s Movement
  • 19) Signs and wonders
  • 20) Whitefield – right and wrong
  • 21) An Affair de Coeur at Blendon Hall
  • 22) Charles Wesley becomes an open-air preacher
  • 23) The Methodist Movement in 1739
  • 25) The Doctrines of Grace
  • 26) Making the acquaintance of America
  • 27) A house of mercy in the woods of Georgia
  • 28) A proposal of marriage
  • 29) The Spring tour – Philadelphia and New York
  • 30) Whitefield and the American Negro
  • 31) The Summer tour – Charleston and the surrounding area
  • 32) The Fall tour – New England
  • 33) Contending against an unconverted ministry
  • 34) Joy and sorrow amid the harvest
  • Appendix

About the Author

Arnold A. Dallimore (1911-1998) was born in Canada of British parents. He was pastor of the Baptist Church at Cottam, Ontario, for almost twenty-four years. During his studies at Central Baptist Seminary, Toronto, he was awakened to a life-long interest in the great evangelist George Whitefield, whose biography he was to write. He also wrote biographies of Edward Irving, forerunner of the charismatic movement, Susannah Wesley and C. H. Spurgeon.

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