The Genius of George Whitefield


By: Dean & Neele


ISBN: 9781906327378

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The essays contained in this volume originated as lectures delivered in August 2014 during ‘The Whitefield Symposium’ held at George Whitefield College, Cape Town, in partnership with Jonathan Edwards Centre Africa, to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of Whitefield’s birth.

‘Whitefield was a born actor, a born-again orator, and a tireless evangelistic preacher with a huge, heart-warming voice, a huge intensity as a communicator, and a grand strategy for making Christ known on both sides of the Atlantic. … Happily this Symposium, scholarly and sympathetic, … goes far towards doing him justice’ (J.I. Packer, Theologian emeritus of the Anglican Church in North America).

‘This collection presents a compelling picture of a great and complex man, giving the novice reader an introduction to his life and the more advanced reader insight into his theology and practice. I warmly recommend it.’ (John Yates III, Rector of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Raleigh, North Carolina).

‘Whitefield’s outstanding (if imperfect) ministry displayed a life lived in relentless passion for God’s Kingdom. This timely review urges similar faithfulness to biblical truth in our own day’. (Archbishop Emmanuel Egbunu, Diocese of Lokoja, Nigeria).

‘George Whitefield is such a significant figure in the making of Evangelicalism, that he deserves far more study than he has received. This book makes a first class introduction to the issues which rightly catch our attention.’ (Archbishop Peter Jensen, General Secretary of GAFCON). 

The contributors are Ross Anderson, Benjamin Dean, Victor Emma-Adamah, Lee Gatiss, Thomas S. Kidd, Phumezo Masango, Adriaan Neele, David Seccombe, Ian J. Shaw and Melvin Tinker.