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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On 1 March the man o'war , HMS Harwich , was riding at anchor just outside the
port . Her lower deck was undermanned , so the Captain of the Harwich , Philip
Carteret , sent a platoon from his crew ashore with orders to impress new sailors .
HMS Harwich was part of this fleet , having sailed from Spithead on 23 February
to escort a large convoy of merchant ships known as Indiamen and Guineamen .
Under the command of Commodore George Pocock , the fleet steered a westerly
Despite his lack of an audience on board HMS Harwich , Newton seems to have
been voluble in his monologues of self - pity which had one other overriding
complaint – the loss of Polly . As the man o'war slowly gathered sail , slipping
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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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