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George Whitefield : Life, Context, and Legacy.

Author: Geordan Hammond; David Ceri Jones
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2016.
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A collection of essays on the life, career, and reception of the eighteenth-century evangelical preacher, George Whitefield (1714-70).
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hammond, Geordan.
George Whitefield : Life, Context, and Legacy.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2016
Named Person: George Whitefield; George Whitefield
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geordan Hammond; David Ceri Jones
ISBN: 9780191064135 0191064130
OCLC Number: 956620680
Notes: THE LATER HISTORY OF WHITEFIELD'S CHAPELS TO 1839.
Description: 1 online resource (344 pages)
Contents: Cover; George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; List of Contributors; Introduction; BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH; WHITEFIELD AND HIS BIOGRAPHERS; THE PRESENT VOLUME; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; 1: Whitefield's Personal Life and Character; OXFORD AND THE 'HOLY CLUB'; THE DIFFICULTY OF RELATIONSHIPS; COURTSHIPS AND MARRIAGE; BOASTFULNESS AND JUDGEMENTALISM; FINANCIAL CLOUDS: PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL; PHYSICAL DECLINE AND FINAL YEARS; RETROSPECT; 2: Whitefield's Conversion and Early Theological Formation; AN OXFORD METHODIST (1734-1736). AN EVANGELICAL METHODIST (1737-1738)A CALVINISTIC METHODIST (1739-1740); CONCLUSION; 3: Whitefield and the Church of England; WHITEFIELD AND THE BISHOPS; WHITEFIELD AND ANGLICAN CLERGY; CONCLUSION; 4: Whitefield and the Enlightenment; WHICH ENLIGHTENMENT?; WHITEFIELD'S SPIRITUALIZED ENLIGHTENMENT; REASON AND THE NEW BIRTH; THE MATURE WHITEFIELD: TOLERANT BUT RESOLUTE; 5: Whitefield and Empire; WHITEFIELD AS A FAILED ADVOCATE FOR THE CHURCH; WHITEFIELD INTRODUCED THE EMPIRE TO ITSELF; WHITEFIELD'S ENGAGEMENT WITH BRITISH NORTH AMERICA; CONCLUSION. 6: Whitefield, John Wesley, and Revival LeadershipWHITEFIELD AND OXFORD METHODISM; TENSIONS EMERGE; THE 'FREE GRACE' CONTROVERSY IN BRISTOL; CONCLUSION; 7: Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, and Revival; WHITEFIELD'S FIRST VISIT TO NORTHAMPTON; THE CONTEXT OF WHITEFIELD'S SECOND VISIT TO NORTHAMPTON; DEBATING THE REVIVALS IN NEW ENGLAND; WHITEFIELD RETURNS TO NEW ENGLAND; WHITEFIELD BACK IN NORTHAMPTON; 8: Whitefield and the 'Celtic' Revivals; WHITEFIELD AND WALES; WHITEFIELD'S SCOTTISH CONNECTION; WHITEFIELD AND IRELAND; CONCLUSION; 9: Whitefield and His Critics; WHITEFIELD AS A CONTRITE MAN. WHITEFIELD ON THE ATTACKREFINED BY CONFLICT; WHITEFIELD AS RELUCTANT APOLOGIST; WHITEFIELD THE SILENT APOLOGIST; CONCLUSION; 10: Whitefield's Voice; HOW LOUD WAS WHITEFIELD?; WHITEFIELD IN LONDON; CONCLUSION; 11: Whitefield and Literary Affect; WHITEFIELD, DENNIS, AND THE POETICS OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EVANGELICALISM; EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY THEORIES OF AFFECT; THE ROLE OF THE AFFECTIONS IN WHITEFIELD'S THEOLOGY OF CONVICTION; 'ABRAHAM'S OFFERING UP HIS SON ISAAC', AND THE PARADOX OF THE RELIGIOUS AFFECTIONS; CONCLUSION: WHITEFIELD'S AFFECTIVE POETICS; 12: Whitefield and the Atlantic. THE SHIP AS PARISHTHE SHIP AS WILDERNESS; THE SHIP AS CLOISTER; THE SEA AS HAVEN OF REST; CONCLUSION; 13: Whitefield, Georgia, and the Quest for Bethesda College; THE GEORGIA CONTEXT; THE BETHESDA CAMPAIGN; THE MEANING OF 'BETHESDA COLLEGE'; CONCLUSION; 14: Whitefield, Hymnody, and Evangelical Spirituality; THE MEDIUM; THE MESSAGE; THE SPIRITUALITY; CODA; 15: Whitefield's Reception in England, 1770-1839; WHITEFIELD VERSUS WESLEY IN CALVINIST EVANGELICAL LITERATURE, 1766-1790; WHITEFIELD'S HEIRS IN THE 1790S; EVANGELICAL ANGLICAN HOSTILITY TO WHITEFIELD AND HIS FOLLOWERS, 1803-1838.

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A collection of essays on the life, career, and reception of the eighteenth-century evangelical preacher, George Whitefield (1714-70).
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