Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism (Library of Religious Biography Series) [Paperback]

By Harry S. Stout (Author), Nathan O. Hatch (Editor) & Mark A. Noll (Editor)
Our Price $ 24.50  
Retail Value $ 35.00  
You Save $ 10.50  (30%)  
Item Number 144346  
Buy New $24.50
Quantity:
Out Of Stock!
Discontinued - Out Of Print
The manufacturer has discontinued this product and no longer offers it for sale. We are unable to obtain more stock.
Currently unavailable...



Item description for The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism (Library of Religious Biography Series) by Harry S. Stout, Nathan O. Hatch & Mark A. Noll...

Overview
Commonly acknowledged as Anglo-America's most popular eighteenth-century preacher, George Whitefield commanded mass audiences across two continents through his personal charisma. Harry Stout draws on a number of sources, including the newspapers of Whitefield's day, to outline his subject's spectacular career as a public figure. Although Whitefield here emerges as very much a modern figures, given to shameless self-promotion and extravagant theatricality, Stout also shows that he was from first to last a Calvinist, earnest in his support of orthodox theological tenets and sincere in his concern for the spiritual welfare of the thousands to whom he preached.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism (Library of Religious Biography Series) by Harry S. Stout, Nathan O. Hatch & Mark A. Noll has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 08/02/1991


Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!

Item Specifications...


Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   325
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.84" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.78"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 1991
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Edition  New  
Series  Library Of Religious Biography  
ISBN  0802801544  
ISBN13  9780802801548  


Availability  0 units.


More About Harry S. Stout, Nathan O. Hatch & Mark A. Noll


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Harry S. Stout is the Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Religious History at Yale University and general editor of the Works of Jonathan Edwards and director of the Jonathan Edwards Center.

Harry S. Stout currently resides in the state of Connecticut. Harry S. Stout has an academic affiliation as follows - Yale University both at Yale University Yale University both at Yale U.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > Europe > England > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Europe > England
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > Protestant
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Evangelism > General
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Evangelism
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Protestantism > General
8Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Spirituality > General
9Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Spirituality


Christian Product Categories
Books > Inspiration > Motivation > Biography & Autobiography



Reviews - What do customers think about The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism (Library of Religious Biography Series)?

High Drama  Feb 12, 2006
"The Divine Dramatist" turns the life of a theologian into something not only readable, but fascinating. It turns out that Whitefield was the catalyst behind the most major movement in American history. It reads like a novel, but is very informative. Anyone interested in this subject matter must read it.
 
Whitefield as Actor and Promoter  Jun 25, 2000
Harry Stout does a marvelous job with the difficult task of assessing George Whitefield's career with respect to his skills as a dramatist and promoter. Before reading this book I was very skeptical of the often undue emphasis historians in recent years have attempted to place on style rather than content to revivalists' preaching. But I found Stout's arguement to be very convincing. This is a very helpful volume for anyone interested in George Whitefield, the Great Awakening, or American religion.
 
A not very historical account  May 21, 2000
Adding to the previous negative reviews, how can one take seriously a book which, on page 2, cannot even get the location of Whitefield's birth correct? Stout makes him a son of Bristol instead of a son of Gloucester (35 miles to the north). If he makes such a mistake this early what confidence can one have in the rest of the book?
 
wonderful  Jan 4, 2000
What a great book! Stout is a wonderful historian and it shows
 
A mean spirited, tiresome rant.  Aug 12, 1998
This volume came warmly recommended by Mark Noll in "The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind", but turns out to be not so much an autobiography as a mean spirited diatribe about how George Whitefield was a Bad Guy. Beyond the pedestrian failures of not adequately representing Whitefield's theology, this book fails to report his theology altogether. As I read, I thought time and again of those murky Sunday School classes where the Higher Critic of a teacher, having no life with God, labors to remove all the miraculous from the story of Moses and the Red Sea (although I continue to marvel at how God drowned the Egyptians in 18" of water). And I discovered from this book that George Whitefield was invariably insecure, self-adoring, tricky, a hypocrite, sneaky, effeminate, a cheat, self righteous, and well, you get the idea. One wonders if the author could use a little sermon on charity from his subject. But the greatest failure of this little book is its missing what invariable makes biographies of godly persons so readable: not so much the life of the person, but the life of God lived through the person. On this count, the book fails entirely. Save your money.
 

Write your own review about The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism (Library of Religious Biography Series)



Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism (Library of Religious Biography Series)


Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :



Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!



Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter


Resources
Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
Corporate
About Us
Contact Us
Policies
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy