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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One of his vessels , the Greyhound , was about to sail for Sierra Leone , so the
captain of the Greyhound received ... Because comparatively few white men had
settled in this area of West Africa , the Greyhounds orders were not quite the ...
Reports of his whereabouts were extremely vague , suggesting he might be
many miles inland , so Captain Swanwick decided it was pointless to pursue this
quest and charted a course for home . As the Greyhound sailed the first leg of its
Yet this view is belied by the later account he gave of the effect his Gospel
readings started to have on him , for long before the Greyhound made its
eventual landfall , Newton felt that his Bible study had given him ' a satisfactory
evidence in my ...
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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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