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George Whitefield: The First Transatlantic Revivalist | Nigel D Scotland
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George Whitefield proclaimed the Christian message to more people in history than anyone else, before or since, who spoke with an unaided voice. A preacher of revival almost form his childhood, when he prophesied his own destiny, he had a profound impact on the social, religious and political life of both Britain and America. He crossed the Atlantic thirteen times, and merged as a celebrity figure, whose message captivated both rich and poor alike. Whitefield heralded a new kind of revival that was both spiritually powerful and entertaining at the same time. He was also a man of contradictions. He loved the Anglican liturgy but would happily break canon law. He was a devoted Puritan yet he was also able to befriend those with more liberal morals, Above all, Whitefield was a driven man, and his overwhelming passion was to preach New Birth in Christ - the theme he was to speak on over a thousand times. He valued education, opposed slavery, cared for orphan children and changed the course of both British and American history.
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George Whitefield was the youngest of seven children, he was born at the Bell In in the city of Gloucester on December 1714. George had clerical blood in his veins. There is not a lot known about his earliest years but in 1726 he was enrolled in a school ran by the Cathedral.

George Whitefield shared the Christian Message to more people in history than anyone else, before or since, who spoke with an unaided voice.

Crazeedi He was instrumental in the founding of America, the moral law on which our country rests. 3mo
Michellekidwell @Crazeedi Yes he certainly was, this biography is definitely one I recommend! 3mo
Crazeedi @Michellekidwell thanks for rec! 3mo
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