Sunday, July 03, 2011

George Whitefield's Influence on the American Revolution

Rev. David R. Stokes, a minister, columnist, and author of The Shooting Salvationist: J. Frank Norris and the Murder Trial that Captivated America, explores the legacy of George Whitefield and the influence he and other Great Awakening evangelists had on the American Revolution....

"The American Revolution and the DNA of Faith"
by David R. Stokes

Many of the Continental Army volunteers who were listening to the sermon in Newbury, Massachusetts’s Old South Church couldn’t help but focus on the pulpit itself. It was September 1775, and the church had recently gained fame because the bell in its clock tower was cast by Paul Revere, who had just months before made a name for himself on horseback. But some of the citizen-soldiers listening...[continue article]

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