This is a collection of fifty-nine of Whitefield's sermons, and is representative of his preaching, which was to play such a key role in the First Great Awakening. Though an ordained deacon and priest in England, Whitefield's Oxford experience with the Wesleys and the general hostility of the English churches to his itinerant "fanatical" ministry, caused him to develop close ties with Wesleyan Methodists and the Moravian Brethren. Overall his theological outlook was Calvinistic, a viewpoint which was strengthened during his American ministry among Congregational and Presbyterian churches. All of these influences are clearly present in his sermons, which also express the immediacy of genuine evangelistic fervor and devotion. Whitefield's preaching – along with that of Jonathan Edwards – is historically unique and unparalleled in the history of American Christianity, the influence of which has lasted to the present day.
Note: This reference work will be installed into the Book \\ Sermons section of PC Study Bible.