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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Towards the end of his life he noted that the number of evangelical incumbents in
the church had risen from one to over 400 in half a century . Newton himself
played a major role in that revival . One of his many examples and legacies ...
... trickle of religious emigration to America in the latter part of the seventeenth
century . Also in the seventeenth century , Olney took in a number of Huguenot
Protestants fleeing from Catholic persecution in France . The lace - making
Or Stowe's reversal of the stanzas may have reflected the reality of Afro -
American worship in the early nineteenth century , which was that slaves often
jumbled up the order of verses when they sang hymns that had been passed
down orally ...
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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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