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This communion flagon is engraved for Bristol Tabernacle, an English church established by the Reverend George Whitefield in the 1750s. Whitefield was one of the most influential religious figures in colonial British America. An English Anglican minister, Whitefield traveled widely through Britain and the colonies. He preached charismatic sermons before huge crowds and called for listeners to be “born again” in their Protestant faith. Whitefield was a key figure in the mid-1700s religious revival today called the first “Great Awakening.” 

Object Details

  • Communion Flagon
    England
    ca. 1730
    Pewter, Brass
    Museum of the American Revolution
    2015.04.0001

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