Portraits

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 the colonial American preacher Jonathan Edwards. It is a detail of a larger painting, titled The History of American Evangelism.

This portrait is a representation of the American Indian Missionary David Brainerd. It is a detail of a larger painting, titled The History of American Evangelism.

This portrait is a representation of the Anglican itinerant minister George Whitefield. It is a detail of a larger painting, titled The History of American Evangelism.

This portrait is a representation of Charles Wesley, the hymnwriter, Anglican clergyman, and co-founder of Methodism.

This portrait is a representation of George Whitefield, the preacher of the Awakening on both sides of the Atlantic.

This portrait is a representation of Gilbert Tennent, a Presbyterian minister who preached the Awakening in the Middle Colonies.

This portrait is a representation of John Wesley, the Anglican minister who co-founded Methodism.

This portrait is a representation of Jonathan Edwards, the Congregationalist minister and theologian whose preaching and writing helped spark the Great Awakening.

This portrait is a representation of Samuel Davies, a Presbyterian minister who preached the Awakening in Virginia.

This portrait is a representation of William Tennent, the Presbyterian minister who started the Log College in Pennsylvania.
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