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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Perhaps the lieutenants secretly felt a twinge of sympathy for their former
midshipman . Perhaps Captain Carteret's humanity triumphed over his
implacability . Or perhaps he was relieved to let Newton go in the spirit of good
riddance to bad ...
Perhaps he declared his love for Polly Catlett to his father . Perhaps he wrote to
Polly , her mother or her aunt , to sound out his prospects of being taken seriously
as a suitor . Whatever his correspondence revealed , it galvanized Captain ...
Perhaps he spread himself too thin over his writing and wider preaching ministry
to be able to give his best to his parish in the later years of his incumbency .
Perhaps , at one or two moments , he did involve himself too much for his own
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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
A Spiritual Upbringing
First Steps in Love and Seafaring
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