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George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father

Thomas S. Kidd


In the years prior to the American Revolution, George Whitefield was the most famous man in the colonies. This biography explores the extraordinary career of the most influential figure in the first generation of Anglo-American evangelical Christianity, examining his sometimes troubling stands on the pressing issues of the day, both secular and spiritual, and his relationships with such famous contemporaries as Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and John Wesley. Based on studies of Whitefield's original sermons, journals, and letters, this history chronicles the phenomenal rise of the trailb ... More

Keywords: evangelicals, George Whitefield, American Revolution, Christianity, Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, Great Awakening, religious disputes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780300181623
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300181623.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas S. Kidd, author
Baylor University