About This Collection
View portraits of the famous evangelists, theologians, and pastors of the Great Awakening.
Items in This Collection
This portrait is a representation of the Presbyterian clergyman Gilbert Tennent. It is a detail of a larger painting, titled The History of American Evangelism.
The History of American Evangelism is a mural painted by Jim Brooks. The mural illustrates the history of evangelism and evangelists in British North America and the United States, beginning with colonial America and extending through the early twentieth century. It features twenty portraits—seventeen of famous evangelists and three of songwriters. Those portraits are tied together by three scenes—George Whitefield preaching in a field, Francis Asbury riding a circuit, and Bob Jones Sr. preaching in a revival tabernacle. The canvas, which stretches 6'8" tall by 19'6" wide, hangs in the rotunda of the Bob Jones Jr. Memorial Seminary and Evangelism Center.
This portrait is a representation of Jonathan Edwards, the Congregationalist minister and theologian whose preaching and writing helped spark the Great Awakening.