Selected Sermons of George Whitefield

Selected Sermons of George Whitefield


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George Whitefield is considered to be one of the instrumental forces in the beginning of what is known as "The Great Awakening". Whitefield, an English itinerant preacher who was passionate in his oratory, attracted some of the largest crowds of his day.Thousands would gather in fields to hear him preach as he travelled both the English countryside and the colonies, soon to become the United States of America. Selected Sermons of George Whitefield contains over 50 of Whitefield's sermons, on a variety of topics, and are still edifying to read and study today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502470874
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/23/2014
Pages: 760
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.51(d)

About the Author

George Whitefield (1714-1770) was an English evangelist whose preaching in America climaxed the religious revival known as the Great Awakening.

George Whitefield was born in the Bell Tavern, Gloucester. This tavern, of which his father was proprietor, located in a rough neighborhood, was his childhood home. His later confessions of early wickedness were probably exaggerated, but they can be understood as belonging to this setting. His first religious raptures also belong to these early years. When he was 12 years old, he left grammar school and became a tapster in the tavern. However, hope of a university education sent him back to his former teacher, who continued his preparation for college, and in his thirteenth year George matriculated at Pembroke College, Oxford, as a servitor.

At Oxford, Whitefield met John and Charles Wesley, joined the Holy Club, and practiced religious asceticism for a time. Through the Wesleys he learned of the Methodist mission recently established in the colony of Georgia in America. At 21 he professed personal religious conversion, and thereafter to the last day of his life his all-consuming desire was to tell of the "new birth" he had experienced. At 22 he was ordained at Gloucester Cathedral and received his bachelor of arts degree from Oxford.

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