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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A 29 - year - old man does not collapse with acute symptoms of head pain and
body paralysis without cause . Yet the cause remained a mystery . Newton had
no history of epilepsy or apoplexy . He had none of the aftereffects of a stroke .
... to further a cause which was far higher on Newton's agenda than becoming a
best - selling author . This was the cause of his ordination . CHAPTER 25
Ordained at Last Newton's correspondence with Thomas Haweis An Authentic
But their cause flourished in other places , notably in India where ( after
Wilberforce had written to the Archbishop of Canterbury ) several gospel
ministers known to Newton were appointed to the Bengal Mission . Wilberforce's
great interest in ...
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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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