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 impact made on John Newton as a small boy by his early experiences of
Handel's music , Jennings's sermons and Watts's hymns is a matter for
speculation . His exposure to them was real and perhaps emotionally powerful ,
Or Stowe's reversal of the stanzas may have reflected the reality of Afro -
American worship in the early nineteenth century , which was that slaves often
jumbled up the order of verses when they sang hymns that had been passed
down orally ...
Newton's nautical diaries also provide a record of his early spiritual struggles
which formed the basis for his best - selling autobiography An Authentic Narrative
. Delighted though he was by the book's success , Newton understood that 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
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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