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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These mood swings of Newton's adolescence that took him temporarily in the
direction of religiosity were influenced by two incidents in which he saw the hand
of divine providence . The first of these episodes was a minor riding accident .
Newton continued to keep divine providence busy with other dangerous exploits .
When the Greyhound reached Cape Lopez he went inland to shoot wild buffalo .
His first shot hit its target but when he went into the woods to retrieve the ...
This may have been a literary touch by Harriet Beecher Stowe ( the sister of a
well - known Congregationalist hymn writer ) to reflect the confusion in the mind
of Tom as he came round from his divine vision of Christ . Or Stowe's reversal of
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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
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - deferredreward - LibraryThing
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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