The Accidental Revolutionary Paperback

George Whitefield& the Creation of America

by Jerome Dean Mahaffey;

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The Accidental Revolutionary

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Patriots. Founding Fathers. Revolutionaries. For many Americans, the colonial heroes deserve special celebratory reverence. Yet while Washington's leadership, Franklin's writings, and Revere's ride captivate us, the inspiration and influence George Whitefield instilled within the revolutionary spirits of early Americans is regrettably unknown. In this refreshing biography, Jerome Dean Mahaffey deftly moves beyond Whitefield's colonial celebrity to show how his rhetoric and ministry worked for freedom, situating Whitefield alongside the most revolutionary founders. As this Anglican revivalist travelled among the colonies, he delivered exhilarating sermons deeply saturated with political implications, freedom from oppression, civil justice, communal co-operation. Whitefield helped to encourage in his listeners a longing for a new, uniquely American nationalism. This book tells the story of this forgotten founder, who may not have realised the repercussions of his words as he spoke them. Now, Mahaffey delicately shows that Whitefield converted colonists not just to Christianity but to a renewed sense of unification that ultimately made possible the American Revolution.

The Accidental Revolutionary by Jerome Dean Mahaffey was published by Baylor University Press in September 2011. The ISBN for The Accidental Revolutionary is 9781602583917.

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Details for The Accidental Revolutionary

Page last updated 4th August 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBaylor University Press (September 2011)
Number of Pages214
Thickness22 mm
Height215 mm
Width139 mm
Product Code4031181
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