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 job that Manesty secured for Newton was the position of Surveyor of the
Tides , in Liverpool - a senior office in the hierarchy of HM Customs . It was an
appointment which brought with it a large income of £ 150 per annum , a staff of
CHAPTER 20 Life in Liverpool Newton's thoughts about starting a new religious
society in Liverpool sprang from his concern about what he called ' the low estate
of the gospel in this very populous town ? For the next two years of his life he ...
This would mean a substantial reduction from his earnings as Surveyor of the
Tides in Liverpool . Although Newton's intentions now seemed to be clear , they
were soon fluctuating again . He was attracted by offers from Independent ...
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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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