The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism / Edition 1

The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism / Edition 1

by Harry S. Stout
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802801544

ISBN-13: 9780802801548

Pub. Date: 09/28/1991

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing


Commonly acknowledged as Anglo-America's most popular eighteenth-century preacher, George Whitefield commanded mass audiences across two continents through his personal charisma. Harry Stout draws on a number of sources, including the newspapers of Whitefield's day, to outline his subject's spectacular career as a public figure. Although Whitefield here emerges as…  See more details below

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Commonly acknowledged as Anglo-America's most popular eighteenth-century preacher, George Whitefield commanded mass audiences across two continents through his personal charisma. Harry Stout draws on a number of sources, including the newspapers of Whitefield's day, to outline his subject's spectacular career as a public figure. Although Whitefield here emerges as very much a modern figures, given to shameless self-promotion and extravagant theatricality, Stout also shows that he was from first to last a Calvinist, earnest in his support of orthodox theological tenets and sincere in his concern for the spiritual welfare of the thousands to whom he preached.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802801548
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Series:
Library of Religious Biography
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Nathan O. Hatch
Introduction

  1. The Young Rake
  2. Oxford Odd Fellow
  3. London Boy Preacher
  4. Colonial Missionary
  5. London Field Preacher
  6. American Awakener
  7. A New Religious History
  8. Scottish Stranger Preacher
  9. Women and Marriage
  10. Growing Up
  11. Revivals in a New Key
  12. An Uncommon Friendship
  13. Dr. Squintum
  14. American Icon
  15. Final Scene

A Note on the Sources
Index

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