Try again later. Please try again later. [17], Whitefield's endeavor to build an orphanage in Georgia was central to his preaching. Background • Born in Gloucester on December 27, 1714 ... Elizabeth James – Unfortunately, Mrs. James was in love with Harris! [70] A sermon in St Paul's Cathedral depicted them as "a medley of vanity, and nonsense, and blasphemy jumbled together". [86], Whitefield prepared a new installment in 1744–45, but it was not published until 1938. 260–263 summarizes Whitefield's legacy. Abigail was born on September 1 1622, in Ockley, Surrey, England. Three churches were established in England in his name—one in Penn Street, Bristol, and two in London, in Moorfields and in Tottenham Court Road—all three of which became known by the name of "Whitefield's Tabernacle". Sixth voyage to America. His parents owned the inn, and though not rich were at least comfortable. He increased the number of the black children at his orphanage, using his preaching to raise money to house them. From a young age, he had a passion […] Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. Wife of James Towler Whitfield Mother of Alex Whitfield and Susan Jane Whitfield. based on information from your browser. "[39], The Bethesda Orphanage "set an example of humane treatment" of black people. × GEORGE DENNIS WHITEFIELD, 1817 - 1896 GEORGE DENNIS WHITEFIELD … At the age of 25, he created a … Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. Elizabeth deu à luz seu único filho em 1743, mas o … [4], When Whitefield returned to England in 1742, a crowd Whitefield estimated at 20,000 and William M'Culloch, the local minister, at 30,000, met him. Try again later. Kenney, William Howland, III. He then estimated his distance from Whitefield and calculated the area of a semicircle centred on Whitefield. In 1747 he published A Further Account of God's Dealings with the Reverend George Whitefield, covering the period from his ordination to his first voyage to Georgia. Whitefield acted as chaplain to Selina, Countess of Huntingdon, and some of his followers joined the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion, whose chapels were built by Selina, where a form of Calvinistic Methodism similar to Whitefield's was taught. "[26], To Whitefield "the gospel message was so critically important that he felt compelled to use all earthly means to get the word out. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? 16 December] 1714 at the Bell Inn, Southgate Street, Gloucester in England. When he returned to America for his third tour in 1745, he was better known than when he had left. Consultado el 14 de sept. de 2017. Preached in New England. 100% Sourced Quotes. When 25-year-old Whitefield met young Elizabeth Delamotte, he struggled to reconcile his love for Christ with the strange new sensation he felt toward her. There he joined the "Holy Club" and was introduced to the Wesley brothers, John and Charles, with whom he would work closely in his later ministry. An edition of the journals, in one volume, was edited by William Wale in 1905. [64], Whitefield left almost £1,500 (equivalent to £209,000 in 2019) to friends and family. Whitefield saw this opposition as "a conspiracy" against him. [33][34] However, defenses of slavery were common among 18th-century Protestants, especially missionaries who used the institution to emphasize God's providence. Newspapers called him the 'marvel of the age'. what fervour on his cheek! George Whitefield was born to James Whitefield and Elizabeth. [55] In addition to his work in North America and England, he made 15 journeys to Scotland—most famously to the "Preaching Braes" of Cambuslang in 1742—two journeys to Ireland, and one each to Bermuda, Gibraltar, and the Netherlands. [93] When the act by the Georgia General Assembly was written to create the county, the "e" was omitted from the spelling of the name to reflect the pronunciation of the name.[94]. In his lifetime, he preached at least 18,000 times to perhaps 10 million hearers. GREAT NEWS! He went to the colony of Georgia and preached the gospel. GREAT NEWS! [90], Whitefield also wrote several hymns. Wesley replied that Whitefield's attacks were "treacherous" and that Whitefield had made himself "odious and contemptible". There is a problem with your email/password. Sign up to receive our special offers and new releases. That ambivalence—believing God willed a wife, yet wanting to live as if without one—brought Whitefield a disappointing love life and a largely unhappy marriage.[59]. [check quotation syntax] [8] He therefore came up to the University of Oxford as a servitor, the lowest rank of undergraduates. GEORGE WHITEFIELD was the most traveled preacher of the gospel up to his time and many feel he was the greatest ... Elizabeth James, an older widow. ). George Whitefield was born on December 16, 1714 4 in the city of Gloucester at the Bell Inn, Southgate Street 5, near the central crossroads, the youngest of seven children of Thomas and Elizabeth Whitefield. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. Letters exchanged between Franklin and Whitefield can be found at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. A comparison of this edition with the original 18th-century publications shows numerous omissions—some minor and a few major. John moved to Tennessee where he married Emilia Matilda Harper, daughter of George Harper. For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. Whitefield wanted the orphanage to be a place of strong Gospel influence, with a wholesome atmosphere and strong discipline. Whitefield received widespread recognition during his ministry; he preached at least 18,000 times to perhaps 10 million listeners in Great Britain and her American colonies. When Joseph Trapp criticized Whitefield's Journals, Whitefield retorted that Trapp was "no Christian but a servant of Satan". [4], Among the nobility who heard Whitefield in the Countess of Huntingdon's home was Lady Townshend. "[31] However, Whitefield "stopped short of rendering a moral judgment on slavery itself as an institution. [4], On returning to North America in 1740, he preached a series of revivals that came to be known as the First Great Awakening. This included 4,000 acres of land and 50 black slaves.