George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy by Geordan HammondGeorge Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy by Geordan Hammond

George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy

EditorGeordan Hammond, David Ceri Jones

Hardcover | June 18, 2016

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George Whitefield (1714-70) was one of the best known and most widely travelled evangelical revivalists in the eighteenth century. For a time in the middle decades of the eighteenth century, Whitefield was the most famous person on both sides of the Atlantic. An Anglican clergyman, Whitefieldsoon transcended his denominational context as his itinerant ministry fuelled a Protestant renewal movement in Britain and the American colonies. He was one of the founders of Methodism, establishing a distinct brand of the movement with a Calvinist orientation, but also the leading itinerant andinternational preacher of the evangelical movement in its early phase. Called the "Apostle of the English empire", he preached throughout the whole of the British Isles and criss-crossed the Atlantic seven times, preaching in nearly every town along the eastern seaboard of America. His own fame andpopularity were such that he has been dubbed "Anglo-America's first religious celebrity", and even one of the "Founding Fathers of the American Revolution". This collection offers a major reassessment of Whitefield's life, context, and legacy, bringing together a distinguished interdisciplinary team of scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. In chapters that cover historical, theological, and literary themes, many addressed for the first time, thevolume suggests that Whitefield was a highly complex figure who has been much misunderstood. Highly malleable, Whitefield's persona was shaped by many audiences during his lifetime and continues to be highly contested.
Gordon Hammond is Research Assistant for the Leverhulme Trust Project 'George Whitefield and Trans-Atlantic Protestantism', Aberystwyth University and Senior Research Fellow, Church History and Wesley Studies, Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, UK. David Ceri Jones is Reader in Welsh and Atlantic History at Aberystwyth Universit...
Title:George Whitefield: Life, Context, and LegacyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:June 18, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of FiguresList of AbbreviationsList of ContributorsGeordan Hammond and David Ceri Jones: Introduction1. Boyd Stanley Schlenther: Whitefield's Personal Life and Character2. Mark K. Olson: Whitefield's Conversion and Early Theological Formation3. William Gibson: Whitefield and the Church of England4. Frank Lambert: Whitefield and the Enlightenment5. Carla Gardina Pestana: Whitefield and Empire6. Geordan Hammond: Whitefield, John Wesley, and Revival Leadership7. Kenneth P. Minkema: Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, and Revival8. Keith Edward Beebe and David Ceri Jones: Whitefield and the 'Celtic' Revivals9. Brett C. McInelly: Whitefield and His Critics10. Braxton Boren: Whitefield's Voice11. Emma Salgard Cunha: Whitefield and Literary Affect12. Stephen R. Berry: Whitefield and the Atlantic13. Peter Choi: Whitefield, Georgia, and the Quest for Bethesda College14. Mark A. Noll: Whitefield, Hymnody, and Evangelical Spirituality15. Isabel Rivers: Whitefield's Reception in England, 1770-183916. Andrew Atherstone: Commemorating Whitefield in the Nineteenth and Twentieth CenturiesBibliography