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George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy

Geordan Hammond and David Ceri Jones


An Anglican clergyman, and one of the key instigators of the evangelical or Methodist Revival and the Great Awakening, George Whitefield was, for a time during the middle decades of the eighteenth century, perhaps the most famous person on both sides of the Atlantic. He preached throughout the British Isles and the American colonies, criss-crossing the Atlantic on seven occasions. Yet compared with his friend and contemporary John Wesley, Whitefield has received far less scholarly attention. The essays that make up this collection examine various aspects of Whitefield’s life, his religious, so ... More

Keywords: George Whitefield, the Evangelical Revival, Methodism, the Great Awakening, Evangelicalism, Calvinistic Methodism, the Church of England, preaching, the Atlantic World, memorialization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198747079
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747079.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geordan Hammond, editor
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

David Ceri Jones, editor
Reader in Welsh and Atlantic History, Aberystwyth University

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