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Whitefield, George (1714–1770)

  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

English evangelist

Known as the “Grand Itinerant,” George Whitefield was the most renowned preacher and revivalist of his age. His voice was reported to carry for a mile, and his sermons were marked by an unprecedented emotional intensity. Throughout his professional life, ...

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