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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During this part of the journey , Newton began reading one of the great Christian
classics , The Imitation of Christ , by Thomas à Kempis . Why he should have
turned to this famous work is a mystery . Maybe he was bored with reading Euclid
In this part , Newton presented Christianity as a divine revelation , personal in
nature , from and through Jesus Christ . Newton saw in this revelation the glory of
free grace which should result in ' the complete restoration of the soul to the
Christ as The Way , the Truth and the Life ... Make Christ the prominent figure ...
Pay less attention to dear self . ... One was the foundation of the influential
Christian Observer journal in 1802. Another was the development of Christian ...
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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
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