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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death , they will not much harm us , but it shews their intentions are not wanting
The best that can be said about Newton's intentions at this time is that they were
in a state of confusion and conflict between his slave - trading and his spiritual ...
CHAPTER 44 Death of Polly During the years when Newton became publicly
associated with the battle to abolish the slave trade , his private life was
overshadowed by the terminal cancer of his wife , Polly . Her long illness and
eventual death ...
CHAPTER 46 A Great Sinner and a Great Saviour What is death to a believer in
Jesus ! It is simply a ceasing to breathe . If we personify it , we may welcome it as
a messenger sent to tell us that the days of our mourning are ended and to open
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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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