Whitefield George

White·field

(wĭt′fēld′, hwĭt′-, wīt′-, hwīt′-), George 1714-1770.
British religious leader. A follower of John Wesley, he preached widely in the American colonies and was a central figure in the Great Awakening of Protestantism and the establishment of Methodism in America.
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