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 .
He took this decision on the night of 9 March 1748. But in the small hours of the
morning of 10 March he had a ' wake - up call of a different kind . As he described
it : ' I went to bed that night in my usual security and indifference , but was ...
272 Letter from Newton to William Cowper , March 10th 1780 , Princeton
University Library , C0192 Letter from Newton to William Cowper , February 3rd
1781 , British Library , Eg 3662 Letter from William Cowper to Polly , March 4th
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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
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - deferredreward - LibraryThing
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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