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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Newton , both in his hours of seagoing reading and in his nights of on - shore
relaxation , seems to have understood that the moment of his conversion in the
mid - Atlantic storm of March 1748 was a prelude to the long , unremitting and ...
In the evangelical community , the book became a seminal work of conversion
literature , frequently quoted in tracts , sermons and religious magazines .
International recognition soon followed , with reviews and reprinted extracts in
In the years between his turning moment ' or conversion in the mid - Atlantic
storm of 1748 and the start of his ministry as curate of Olney in 1764 , there are at
least four lessons which can be counted as the early part of Newton's legacy .
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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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