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George Whitefield’s birthday

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Posted by Lee Gatiss, 16 Dec 2014

As we celebrate today the 300th birthday of the great evangelical Anglican George Whitefield, Lee Gatiss looks at some of the opposition he faced, and puts it into its 18th century context.

Last week, Dr Gatiss delivered the 2014 St Antholin Lecture. It was called ‘Strangely Warmed: Whitefield, Toplady, Simeon, and Wesley’s Arminian Campaigns.’

Listen here to the lecture and the Q&A time afterwards, to hear more about John Wesley’s strangely warm opposition to the preaching of Whitefield and his friends. There is much for us all to learn, whichever side of the doctrinal debate we are on, in our own contexts today.

Dr Gatiss is also the editor of our new two volume annotated edition of George Whitefield’s sermons.

Dr Lee Gatiss is the Director of Church Society and editor of Confident and Equipped: Facing Today’s Challenges in the Church of England.

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