George Whitefield Tercentenary Essays

Editor(s) William Gibson, John Morgan-Guy

Language: English

Genre(s): Religion

  • October 2015 · 144 pages ·210x148mm

  • · Paperback - 9781783168330
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781783168347
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783168354

About The Book

This special issue of The Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture comprises some of the papers delivered at the ‘George Whitefield after Three Hundred Years’ International Conference held in June 2014 at Pembroke College, Oxford, commemorating the tercentenary of George Whitefield’s birth in 1714. The Revd George Whitefield (1714–70) was a very important early Methodist leader, clergyman and writer, who has not attracted as much scholarly attention as John and Charles Wesley. This interdisciplinary volume contains articles on ‘George Whitefield and the Secession Movement’s Reaction to the Cambuslang Revival’ by Kenneth B. E. Roxburgh; ‘George Whitefield and Anti-Methodist Allegations of Popery, c.1738–c.1750’ by Simon Lewis; ‘Latitudinarian responses to Whitefield, c.1740–1790’ by G. M. Ditchfield; ‘Preachers, prints and portraits: Methodists and image in Georgian Britain’ by Peter S. Forsaith, with eight attractive images; ‘George Whitefield’s Journals: A Publishing Phenomenon’ by Digby James; and ‘George Whitefield’s Reception in Twentieth-Century German-Speaking Theology’ by Maximilian J. Hölzl.

About the Author(s)

Author(s): John Morgan-Guy

John Morgan-Guy is Hon Professor of Practice (Cultural History) at University of Wales Trinity St David.

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