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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Polly found Nonconformism drab and boring . She complained of dull Sabbaths '
and probably of their dull congregations too , for the people who attended these
meeting houses seemed to her a monochrome crowd , several places lower on ...
I have a considerable number of Dissenters ' children , ' wrote Newton in the
notebook where he recorded the names of those attending , ' and it is partly to
avoid discouraging them that I begin with Mason's Catechism . ' * Newton's efforts
Foster - Barham sometimes attended the Olney prayer meeting and Newton
attended chapel when staying with them in Bedford . Joseph had inherited a
sugar estate in Jamaica , called Mesopotamia . He and his brother William
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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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