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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That ' Master in Heaven , in Newton's judgement , continued to act as his
protector whenever the slaves became the troublemakers . Another plot was
foiled in February 1753 when some young African boys , acting as informers ,
warned the ...
The first was for Polly to recover from her mysterious illness which continued to
baffle her doctors . The second was for what Newton called ' my settlement which
meant his need to get settled in a new position . Newton had been unemployed ...
For after declaring himself ' extremely fearful , Newton continued : ' Alas , you
know not my heart , and how hard I find it to fight against that accursed principle
of Self which if the Lord had not been on my side had swallowed me up long ago
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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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