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  1. ​Reaching the Masses​

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    October 20, 2011 by Steven Worden

    By Steven Worden ​We see them on TV frequently: preachers speaking in front of huge crowds packed into arenas. We listen as they hawk their latest books, CDs and DVDs. Although some may gripe at these pastors’ mass appeal or their marketing, these preachers are actually following in the footsteps of a long and proud tradition of preachers. For example, in the 18th century, Rev. George Whitefield drew crowds of tens of thousands. They were usually working class, to the dismay of their betters. Some critics were so angered by his message and delivery that they threw rotten fruit or dead cats at him, according to a Christianity.com article.

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