John Wesley and George Whitefield were in many ways larger-than-life figures during their own lifetimes and continue to be so today. Yet our ability to appreciate their abiding influence on contemporary Evangelical theology and practice is lacking if we consider them in isolation from one another. Our understanding of Wesley and the legacy of his public ministry is impoverished apart from considering Whitefield (and vice versa).
This collection of essays explores the complex dynamics at work in the Wesley-Whitefield relationship, spanning a variety of theological, historical, and pastoral facets of their full-orbed public ministries. They serve as an invitation to grow in our awareness of their undoubted affinities and significant differences, all the while resisting the potential allure of either uncritically ecumenical “Wesley and” or uncharitably partisan “Whitefield versus” narratives.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux / 1982 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$15.995 out of 5 stars for The Philokalia, Volume 2. View reviews of this product. 2 Reviews
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The Philokalia is a collection of texts written between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries by the spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. First published in Greek in 1782, then translated into Slavonic and later into Russian, The Philokalia has exercised an influence far greater than that of any book apart from the Bible in the recent history of the Orthodox Church. It is concerned with themes of universal importance: how man may develop his inner powers and awake from illusion; how he may overcome fragmentation and achieve spiritual wholeness; how he may attain the life of contemplative stillness and union with God.
Includes the writings of St. Theodoros the Great Ascetic, St. Maximos the Confessor, St. Thalassios, St. John of Damaskos and St. Theognostos.
Encourage your child to learn about George Whitefield, from his early beginnings as a hopeful actor in England through to his death in Newburyport, Massachusetts. A renowned Anglican preacher of the eighteenth century, Whitefield is most known for his foundation of the evangelical movement. Written with dialogue taken from direct quotes from Whitefield (in italics). Recommended for ages 8-14.
George Whitfield was one of the most extraordinary men of his time. Known mostly in connection with the Great Awakening of the 1700s, he befriended men like Benjamin Franklin, converted men like Patrick Henry, and inspired men like George Washington. Many of the American colonists considered him the father of their revolution. "Forgotten Founding Father" is an incisive look at the qualities of leadership that made him such an effective and powerful figure in both England and America and left a legacy that continues to this day.
George Whitefield (1714-1770) is remembered as a spirited revivalist, a catalyst for the Great Awakening, and a founder of the evangelical movement in America. But Whitefield was also a citizen of the British Empire who used his political savvy and theological creativity to champion the cause of imperial expansion. In this religious biography of "the Grand Itinerant," author Peter Choi reexamines the Great Awakening and its relationship to a fast-growing British Empire in the context of a dramatic human story.
As the British Empire and the Great Awakening evolved, so did Whitefield and his influence. Rather than focusing on his early preaching career, as many books do, Choi follows the trajectory of Whitefield's whole life, including his relation,ships to Britain, the American colonies, slavery, war, and higher education. George Whitefield: Evangelist for God and Empire tells the fascinating, multifaceted life story of Whitefield both as revivalist preacher and subject of the British Empire.
Harry StoutWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1991 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$33.752.5 out of 5 stars for Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism. View reviews of this product. 2 Reviews
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An engaging, indeed compelling, narrative of the life of George Whitfield, the great 18th-century revivalist. Harry Stout makes Whitfield and the issues that concerned him - Calvinism, Methodism, and the winning of souls to Christ - come alive. This is the best kind of history book: one that brings new scholarly insight to bear while at the same time providing a story accessible enough for students or general readers.
Randy PetersenThomas Nelson / 2015 / HardcoverOur Price$7.994.5 out of 5 stars for The Printer and the Preacher: Ben Franklin, George Whitefield, and the Surprising Friendship that Invented America. View reviews of this product. 7 Reviews
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A groundbreaking look at the uncommon friendship between George Whitefield and Benjamin Franklin . . . who together defined what it means to be an American! Learn how the popular outdoor preacher and evangelist built America's spiritual foundation while hard-working, inventive, funny, and practical Franklin laid its social groundwork---and how both influenced our nation forever. 320 pages, hardcover from Nelson.
Arnold DallimoreCrossway / 2010 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$14.995 out of 5 stars for George Whitefield: God's Anointed Servant in the Great Revival of the Eighteenth Century. View reviews of this product. 2 Reviews
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- A fast-paced, readable account of the life of the renowned 18th-century Anglican preacher, revivalist, and founder of evangelicalism! Now available in one convenient volume, Dallimore's magisterial biography vividly portrays George Whitefield's passion, discipline, and commitment as he zealously preached the gospel, bringing thousands of souls to Christ on both sides of the Atlantic during the Great Awakening. 224 pages, softcover from Crossway.
Sermons of George Whitefieldreveals not only his unquenchable zeal for the gospel of Jesus Christ, but also his renowned passion and gift for drama that mesmerized audiences on two continents. His summons to receive Christ's salvation reverberates across the centuries, inviting all into the arms of the savior.
George WhitefieldChristian Focus / 2010 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$13.994 out of 5 stars for George Whitefield Daily Readings. View reviews of this product. 1 Reviews
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In this skillfully edited edition, Randall Pederson has chosen passages drawn from George Whitefield's sermons, letters, hymns and prayers that will encourage, inspire and challenge the reader each day of the year. This is the first devotional compiled solely from Whitefield's works and provides an excellent introduction to the spirituality of this eighteenth-century evangelical preacher who was used by God in bringing the gospel into the lives of many people both in the UK and USA. Bible passages are based upon the ESV. Features include an imitation leather binding, a ribbon bookmark, and Scripture Index.