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The Resource George Whitefield : America's spiritual founding father, Thomas S. Kidd

George Whitefield : America's spiritual founding father, Thomas S. Kidd

Label
George Whitefield : America's spiritual founding father
Title
George Whitefield
Title remainder
America's spiritual founding father
Statement of responsibility
Thomas S. Kidd
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the years prior to the American Revolution, George Whitefield was the most famous man in the colonies. Thomas Kidd's fascinating new 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 the author's comprehensive studies of Whitefield's original sermons, journals, and letters, this excellent history chronicles the phenomenal rise of the trailblazer of the Great Awakening. Whitefield's leadership role among the new evangelicals of the eighteenth century and his many religious disputes are meticulously covered, as are his major legacies and the permanent marks he left on evangelical Christian faith. It is arguably the most balanced biography to date of a controversial religious leader who, though relatively unknown three hundred years after his birth, was a true giant in his day and remains an important figure in America's history"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kidd, Thomas S
Dewey number
  • 269/.2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX9225.W4
LC item number
K48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitefield, George
  • Evangelists
  • Evangelists
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious
Label
George Whitefield : America's spiritual founding father, Thomas S. Kidd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1572499
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780300181623
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014012873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1572499
  • (OCoLC)875644365
Label
George Whitefield : America's spiritual founding father, Thomas S. Kidd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1572499
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 325 pages
Isbn
9780300181623
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014012873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1572499
  • (OCoLC)875644365

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