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.
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Series: Library of Religious Biography
Number Of Pages: 325
Published: September 1991
Publisher: WILLIAM B EERDMAN CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.45 x 16.1
Weight (kg): 0.49