Iain Murray on "Whitefield and Catholicity"

On May 20, 2005 Iain Murray (author of Revival and Revivalism, Evangelicalism Divided, The Old Evangelicalism, etc.) delivered a lecture at the Henry Forum sponsored by Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. (pastored by Mark Dever). The title of the lecture was “Whitefield and Catholicity.” I listened to it yesterday and it is excellent! Maybe I’m just on a Whitefield kick now (I just finished volume 1 of Arnold Dallimore’s 2 volume biography of the great 18th century evangelist.), but I highly recommend it to you. You can listen to it online for free by clicking here. You can also purchase a CD of this lecture for $3.00 by clicking here.


  1. I would like to know your thoughts on Harry Stout’s, “The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism” if you have read the book.

  2. I haven’t read The Divine Dramatist, but Iain Murray goes off on it in this lecture. He says, “I don’t recommend it to you. I think it is a very poor book to be perfectly honest with you.” He says it has “many absurd statements” like “Whitefield showed no interest in theology.”

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