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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The sum total of my inventory was seventy pounds in debt was Newton's
description of his financial circumstances . ... Although she brought no fortune to
their marriage , Polly was respectfully described by her fiancé as much esteemed
by her ...
Calling it ' the noblest form of revenge , Newton described the scene thus : “ As
captain I sent my longboat ashore for her . This soon brought her on board . I
desired my men to fire guns over her head in honour of her , ' he recalled .
His quiet weeks , which Newton described as little more than a sinecure ' left him
with ample opportunities to strengthen his faith . ' I hope I may praise God that
there is at least one true sound experienced Gospel minister in Liverpool was his
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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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