1739 GEORGE WHITEFIELD. Rare Defense of Whitefield. His Revivals the True Religion of the New Testament!
1739 GEORGE WHITEFIELD. Rare Defense of Whitefield. His Revivals the True Religion of the New Testament!
1739 GEORGE WHITEFIELD. Rare Defense of Whitefield. His Revivals the True Religion of the New Testament!

1739 GEORGE WHITEFIELD. Rare Defense of Whitefield. His Revivals the True Religion of the New Testament!

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At the dawn of the Great Awakening, Whitefield was lampooned by the existing clergy as an enthusiast, a pretender, a money-grubber, and even a ladies' man. The most durable of the claims was that of the wild-eyed enthusiast. And it was nowhere more vocally stated than by the Bishop of London, Joseph Trapp's Pastoral Letter against Whitefield.

The present work is one of the very earliest works to come to his defense, specifically engaging Trapp's Letter, working meticulously through the letter and also Whitefield's doctrine, the emotional experiences of converts, even physican manifestations, and arguing that all this was, in fact, only surprising to many divines because it was the religion of the New Testament . . . and they were strangers to it as well. Very rare.

Seagrave, Robert. Remarks upon the Bishop of London's Pastoral Letter. In Vindication of Mr. Whitefield, and His Particular Doctrines. London. J. Oswald and R. Hett. 1739.  First edition. 35pp.

Good, complete copy with crisp text, some light losses at inner margin of title, removed from sammelband and tender as a result. 

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