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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Whitefield, George 1714-1770. British religious leader. A follower of John Wesley, he preached widely in the American colonies and was a central figure in the Great Awakening of Protestantism and the establishment of Methodism in America.

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  • Airdrie and Shotts - Easy hold for Labour's Karen Whitefield is expected in this redder than red constituency.

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  • Most of them are of a religious nature, and the description of the work of a preacher called Whitefield is very well worth reading.

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  • And we read in Whitefield’s journal that Edwards and his people wept during his sermons much of the time.

    The Sage of Northampton « Unknowing

  • Both Roald and Pat went “crazy” about the idea of Whitefield Cottage and decided immediately that they wanted to buy it.

    Storyteller

  • I'd say the biggest, most obvious single on the album is about a prodigal son-type scenario, and it describes, in depth, St Bernadette's Social Centre in Whitefield, which is where the weddings, funerals and christenings take place in our parish.

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  • The Whitefield is a discount mall with anchors such as Pantaloons, Tommy Hilfiger, Megamart, Esprit and Louis

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  • Whitefield used newspapers, including the newspaper network of Benjamin Franklin, to publish his sermons and publicize his revivals.

    American Grace

  • The chapel car and LifeChurch are two examples, but so are methods used by revivalists like George Whitefield in the mid-1700s, Dwight Moody in the late 1800s, and Billy Graham in the mid-1900s.

    American Grace

  • So while historian Nathan Hatch notes how revolutionary-era Methodists and Baptists “aligned their cause with that of the slave,”18 sociologists Michael Emerson and Christian Smith describe how George Whitefield, the leading revivalist of the pre-revolutionary period, “preached his message of radical equality in Christ, and shared the salvation message with slaves,” but was also “a supporter of slavery.”

    American Grace

  • Like Whitefield and Moody, Graham spoke to many thousands in halls, auditoriums, and stadiums, but expanded his reach further by broadcasting his revivals on radio and television.

    American Grace

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