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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The matter was equally ignored by the hierarchy of the Church of England and by
the various Independent meeting houses and chapels who welcomed Newton . It
was not as though Newton concealed his past history . On the contrary , he ...
Like his parents , he found it incomprehensible that Newton should wish to throw
away his Tide Surveyor's salary and his wife's place in Liverpool society in order
to run a small Independent meeting house for Dissenters . Catlett expressed his ...
Upset by these allegations , Newton sought to rebut them by publishing Apologia
in 1784. It consisted of four long letters from a minister of the Church of England (
himself ) to a minister of an Independent Church ( Samuel Palmer of Hackney ) ...
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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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