John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace
Continuum, 2007 - 308 páginas
John Newton is one of the most important and influential men of the 18th century. His famous conversion during a storm at sea lead to his new role as a social reformer and key figure in the abolition of slavery. In this book, Jonathan Aitken discovers the man, his motivation and beliefs.
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Another plot was foiled in February 1753 when some young African boys , acting
as informers , warned the crew that the adult male slaves were about to start an
uprising . ' Found 4 principally concerned . Punished them with thumbscrews and
At the end of the section of his pamphlet that dealt with the sexual exploitation of
African female slaves , Newton challenged those who condoned these practices
to defend them in front of their own English womenfolk , writing : ' Surely if the ...
June 24th 1788 : Resolved : That the Treasurer be desired to pay the Sunday
School Society £ 20–14-0 for 574 of the Revd Mr Newton's Tract entitled “
Thoughts upon the African Slave Trade . ? November 18th 1788 : ( Only 10
copies of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - Paul_Brunning - LibraryThing
John Newton is best known as the author of Amazing Grace but this brilliant new biography shows how he led one of the most colourful and influential lives of the 18th century.Using a wealth of ... Ler crítica na íntegra
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What I got most from this book was the gracefulness that saving grace gave to John Newton. In an age of fracture among English Protestants he managed to keep himself (barely) within the church of ... Ler crítica na íntegra
A Spiritual Upbringing
First Steps in Love and Seafaring
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