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George Whitefield
b. December 27, 1714 – d. September 30, 1770
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Whitefield, George
Whitefield, George (1714–70), *Methodist evangelist. Born at *Gloucester of humble parentage, in 1732 he became a servitor at Pembroke, College, Oxford, where he came under the influence of John and Charles *Wesley. Ordained deacon in 1736, he followed the Wesleys to Georgia in 1738. He returned to England
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Whitefield, George
Whitefield, George (1714–1770)The “Grand Itinerant” of the American Great Awakening made a greater impact on evangelical Christianity in the eighteenth century than any other single colonial preacher. His tireless regimen of preaching ten sermons a week led him to every colony, where his powerful orations
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Whitefield, George
Whitefield, George(1714–70). Beginning with the Great Awakening of 1734–44, a series of religious revivals swept the British-American colonies for more than 40 years. The individual whose preaching tied these successive revivals together was George Whitefield. He made seven preaching tours of the colonies
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Whitefield, George
Whitefield, George (1714–70). Notable English preacher and one of the main figures of the evangelical renaissance of the eighteenth century. He was born in Gloucester and, when he was studying in Oxford, formed part of the “holy club” directed by John ⇒Wesley. Its members were mockingly called Methodists.
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Whitefield, George
Whitefield, George (1714–1770). Rising from his humble post as a “drawer” in his family’s tavern, Whitefield matriculated at Oxford University, where he joined the Holy Club and came under the influence of John and Charles *Wesley. Upon graduation, he was ordained in the Church of England and became
Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
Whitefield, George
Whitefield, George (1714–1770). An English preacher who influenced the *Great Awakening in colonial America. After his conversion at Oxford, Whitefield became friends with John and Charles Wesley, though he would eventually disagree with them theologically. In 1738, Whitefield was ordained and quickly
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George Whitefield
Evangelists and ApologistsGeorge WhitefieldSensational Evangelist of Britain and America“I would give a hundred guineas, if I could say ‘Oh’ like Mr. Whitefield.”—Actor David GarrickLargely forgotten today, George Whitefield was probably the most famous religious figure of the eighteenth
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Whitefield, George
Whitefield, George (1714–70). The eighteenth century’s best-known evangelist and one of the greatest itinerant preachers in Protestant history. Whitefield, an ordained minister of the Church of England, cooperated with John and Charles Wesley in establishing at Oxford during the 1720s the “Holy Club,”
The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia
Whitefield, George
Whitefield, George (1714–1770)George Whitefield was a Church of England clergyman, evangelist, and leader of Calvinistic Methodism. Following Edwards’s request in a February 1740 letter, Whitefield visited Northampton October 17–20, 1740, in the midst of a successful, yet controversial, evangelistic
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Whitefield, George (1714–70)
WHITEFIELD, GEORGE (1714–70)George Whitefield, the preacher and evangelist, was born at Gloucester, England. While an undergraduate at Oxford he was converted and experienced a call to the ministry of the Church of England. Following his ordination he preached his first sermon, which was said to have
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Whitefield, George
Whitefield, George (1714–1770)Revivalist and well-known evangelist of the eighteenth centuryWhitefield was born in Gloucester, England, where he received his early education. Later he entered Pembroke College, Oxford, where in exchange for tuition he served several more highly placed students. At Oxford