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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Loyal to her roots as a lifelong member of the Church of England , she looked
askance at the Dissenters and Independents in whose churches her husband
was worshipping and preaching . Polly found Nonconformism drab and boring .
He had suffered himself from the divisions within Independent meeting houses
and inside the Church of England , so in Olney he was a healer and a unifier .
Occasionally his ecumenical efforts caused problems . At an early meeting in ...
Some of his critics claimed that he was , by conviction , a Dissenter , who had
remained in the Church of England for suspect reasons , particularly a desire to
receive a large stipend . Upset by these allegations , Newton sought to rebut
them by ...
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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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