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SBJT 18/2 (Summer 2014)

SBJT 18.2 : George Whitefield (Complete)

Table of Contents (Summer 2014)

Editorial: The Life and Legacy of George Whitefield (1714-1770)

This year marks the 300th anniversary of George Whitefield’s birth. Whitefield is important for a number of reasons, all of which deserve our attention as evangelical Christians. As a man committed to the preaching of God’s sovereign grace and the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, there is probably no better example of an individual…

The Christian Life in the Thought of George Whitefield

The Christian Life in the Thought of George Whitefield1 The final decades of the seventeenth century witnessed a distinct decline in public manners and morals in England. Attestation of this fact is found in both public documents and private testimonies. Here is the witness of one author, the London Baptist theologian Benjamin Keach (1640–1704), writing…

Who is the Greatest Preacher? The Life and Legacy of George Whitefield

Who is the Greatest Preacher? The Life and Legacy of George Whitefield If asked who is or was the greatest preacher since the time of the apostles it is likely that most people would choose someone from the last hundred years, perhaps Billy Graham or Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Those with a greater sense of history…

George Whitefield’s Doctrine of Christ

George Whitefield’s Doctrine of Christ Introduction George Whitefield (1714-1770) is generally known as a renowned preacher and one of the leading revivalists in eighteenth-century En­gland.1 However, it is a mistake to evaluate him solely on the basis of these two aspects of his career. Whitefield was also an eminent theolo­gian. While he never wrote a…

George Whitefield — The Angelican Evangelist

George Whitefield—The Anglican Evangelist It is wonderful this year to be celebrating the 300th birthday of the great English evangelist, George Whitefield. Whitefield is remembered as a great evangelical. By those who (somewhat mistakenly) consider evangelical religion to have begun only in the 1730s, he is hailed as a founding father of evangelicalism.1 His name…

Writing to George Whitefield: A letter from Anne Dutton on Sinless Perfection

Writing to George Whitefield: A Letter from Anne Dutton on Sinless Perfection George Whitefield was a consummate “networker.” By the warmth of his personality and his penchant for friendship, he was able to not only traverse the Atlantic to yoke together like-minded evangelicals but also cross the great divide of denominations. In Great Britain and…

George Whitefield Sermon: “The Indwelling of the Spirit the Common Privilege of all Believers”

George Whitefield Sermon: “The Indwelling of the Spirit the Common Privilege of All Believers”1 George Whitefield first preached this sermon on John 7:37–39 at St. Mary the Virgin, the parish church of Bexley, Kent, on Pentecost Sunday, 1739. It was later published at the request of the church’s minister, Henry Piers. This sermon reveals Whitefield…

George Whitefield Sermon: “Christ, the Believer’s Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification and Redemption”

George Whitefield Sermon: “Christ, the Believer’s Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification and Redemption” George Whitefield was not only a remarkable communicator, but he and his preaching were also solidly grounded in biblical theology, as this sermon clearly reveals. “Christ, the Believer’s Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification and Redemption” reflects Whitefield’s deep indebtedness to the theological certainties trumpeted forth at…

The Summer 2014 SBJT Forum

SBJT: Why is it important to remember George Whitefield as a preacher? Robert Vogel: Agree with what he said or not, one could not ignore the preaching of George Whitefield. Benja­min Franklin, one of America’s promi­nent Deists, was fascinated by White­field and his preaching, and though Franklin was never converted, he and Whitefield were fast…

Book Reviews (Summer 2014)

Paul and the Faithfulness of God: Christian Origins and the Question of God. By N. T. Wright. 2 vols. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013. Xv + 1,696 pp., $89.00 paper. N. T. Wright continues to be amazingly productive. In this two volume work on Paul, Wright, resumes his multi-volume work on “Christian Origins and the Question of…