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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Over the years , the Eclectic Society attracted some of the best and brightest stars
in the evangelical firmament . They included Charles Simeon , vicar of Holy
Trinity , Cambridge ; John Venn , vicar of Clapham and a leading light in the ...
By this time , Wilberforce had thrown caution to the winds over his association
with London's leading evangelical minister . For , as Wilberforce cheerfully wrote
in his diary after his public walk on the common with Newton : ' Expect to hear ...
He lobbied Wilberforce to exercise his influence as a Member of Parliament to
ensure that a chaplain accompanied the first fleet . Newton had his own
evangelical nominee for the proposed chaplaincy post . He was the Revd
Richard Johnson ...
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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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