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The Divine Dramatist
George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism
PAPERBACK; Published: 9/9/1991
ISBN: 978-0-8028-0154-8
Price: $ 37.50
325 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Series: Library of Religious Biography (LRB)

Commonly acknowledged as Anglo-America's most popular eighteenth-century preacher, George Whitefield commanded mass audiences across two continents through his personal charisma. Harry Stout draws on a number of sources, including the newspapers of Whitefield's day, to outline his subject's spectacular career as a public figure. Although Whitefield here emerges as very much a modern figure, given to shameless self-promotion and extravagant theatricality, Stout also shows that he was from first to last a Calvinist, earnest in his support of orthodox theological tenets and sincere in his concern for the spiritual welfare of the thousands to whom he preached.
Christianity Today, Number 1 Critics Choice for Biography and History (1992)