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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He began by supervising the natives in and around Clow's factory on the
Plantanes , a sandy island some two miles in circumference . The only task
Newton was recorded as having supervised involved the building of a house for
his employer ...
As we proceeded I began to conceive hopes greater than all my fears , ' said
Newton , evidently catching the new mood of optimism . Suddenly the cry of '
Land ho ! ' was again heard from the lookout . This time there was no false dawn
This evening I preached a funeral sermon for my dearest earthly comfort , began
the entry . “ The church was as I expected very much crowded but there was no
hurry nor disturbance . The people were all attentive and silent as sheep . It
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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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